Heritage Alert

Po?itelj, Bosnia-Herzegovina © Gregor GrešakThe Heritage Alert process uses ICOMOS’ professional and public networks to promote the conservation of cultural heritage and draw attention to the threats which it confronts and to promote good conservation solutions.

ICOMOS recognizes that publicizing and defining such matters requires a high degree of responsibility. The assessment of situations leading to a Heritage Alert being issued by ICOMOS will therefore be pursued with ethical rigor and accuracy. ICOMOS is by its nature multi-disciplinary, with expert members worldwide.

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Heritage Alert Vingen Rock Art Area

Heritage Alert Vingen

ICOMOS, together with its Norwegian National Committee and the International Scientific Committee on Rock Art (ISC-CAR), is issuing a Heritage Alert, to stop the planned stone quarry on Aksla mountain, close to the Vingen rock art area, that will damage this remarkable site and its pristine surrounding landscape, unchanged for over 6000 years. Thousands of petroglyphs from the Stone Age can be found in the area, providing unique insights into past narratives.

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ICOMOS welcomes changed plans for the Viking Ship Hall

Heritage Alert Update Viking Ship HallFollowing the 2019 ICOMOS Heritage Alert, issued in response to the delisting of this internationally recognised modernist exhibition hall and the political pressure to demolish it in favour of a new museum building, ICOMOS welcomes recent indications that plans for such demolition have changed. The winning design of the architectural competition, selected from among 5 proposals, for a new museum that also preserves the existing hall was published on 11 January 2024.

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Heritage Alert Jingu Gaien

Banner Heritage Alert Jingu GaienICOMOS, together with its Japanese National Committee, is issuing a Heritage Alert to stop the destruction of approximately 3,000 trees and loss of open park space in Jingu Gaien, Tokyo, Japan. ICOMOS strongly warns against the construction of skyscrapers in a world-renowned park, without consultation with citizens and stakeholders. The redevelopement project is scheduled to begin in September.

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Heritage Alert Helsinki Govt. Palace and Quarter

Banner HeritageAlertHelsinkiICOMOS, together with its Finnish National Committee, is issuing a Heritage Alert, to stop planned demolitions in the courtyard of the Government Palace in the heart of Helsinki’s historic center and to prevent the implementation of current design and planning proposals that do not respect its heritage values and legal protection.

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