One of the most important tools for retrieving bibliographic information on cultural heritage conservation has relaunched on a new platform. Offering access to more than 260 000 references from several leading institutions, the upgraded Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) is easier to search and comes with the features users expect from modern online library catalogues.
Heritage and Democracy was the designated theme for the Scientific Symposium organised in the largest Democracy of the world - India in the city of New Delhi from 11th to 15th December 2017 during the course of ICOMOS 19th General Assembly.
The fundamental idea of this Symposium was inspired by a recent global shift in heritage discourse towards a sincere people-centric engagement. The Scientific Symposium proceedings explore the possibilities for cultural heritage in a domain of multiple stakeholders, recognising the challenges of cultural diversity and resulting contestations amidst local and/or global communities.
The Modern Movement, also referred to as Modern Architecture or Modernism, is a movement involving conceptualizations of architecture after the First World War. Its main steps are based on functionalism and rationalism.
This bibliography refers to documents and books available at the ICOMOS Documentation Center. It does not claim to be an exhaustive bibliography of the scientific literature on modernism in the World Heritage List. All these references can be consulted or scanned within the limits of the copyright law. See our conditions.
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We are pleased to announce that more than 3000 photos have been uploaded to our collaborative photobank, and we thank you for your contributions.
Do not hesitate to continue uploading your photos to our photobank: sharing your images means enriching the documentation of world heritage.
This collaborative photobank reflects ICOMOS' scope of work and expertise in the following fields: monuments and sites around the world, archaeology, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage.
Since more than 200 photos were uploaded to our Photobank in the framework of our Holiday Contest, the deliberations required time.
We have the great pleasure to share with you our prize list, the three most beautiful photographs illustrating a monument, a historic site, a World Heritage property or a heritage professional in the field. Their photographers are our holiday contest winners.
ICOMOS Germany continues its remarkable work of monitoring endangered cultural heritage around the world. As former ICOMOS President Toshiyuki Kono pointed out at the opening of this report, "over the past 20 years, this series of publications has presented many heritage sites facing various difficulties, and has drawn the attention of a wider public to the risks caused by different types of natural disasters, destructive human activities and excessive economic development".
Sites associated with memories of Recent Conflicts and the World Heritage Convention - ICOMOS Second Discussion Paper
ICOMOS is pleased to share its second discussion paper on “Sites associated with memories of Recent Conflicts and the World Heritage Convention”. Encouraged by the World Heritage Committee to further deepen its analysis and broaden the participation of experts in this new reflection, ICOMOS prepared this second discussion paper to consider the purpose and scope of the World Heritage Convention, as well as its key concepts, and how sites assorted with memories of recent conflicts relate to these.
- ICOMOS Documentation Centre currently closed
- A new UNESCO interactive bibliography on intangible heritage
- New publication: "Adapative Strategies for Water Heritage"
- ICOMOS publications online