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Why join ICOMOS?

ICOMOS has over 10,500 members in over 150 countries. It is the largest global organisation of its kind, and includes professionals working in all of the disciplines associated with cultural heritage places. ICOMOS is an Advisory Body to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

Members of ICOMOS become part of an international professional network and can participate in expert meetings, professional workshops, scientific exchanges, site inspections and training programs all over the world.

Other membership benefits include:

  • The right of attendance at ICOMOS General Assemblies, including the triennial General Assembly, together with their Scientific Symposiums
  • The ability to join and participate in International Scientific Committees
  • The ability to participate in local activities of their National Committee
  • Free access to the ICOMOS e-news and the ICOMOS Documentation Centre
  • Reduced prices for ICOMOS publications
  • The opportunity to participate in the World Heritage work of ICOMOS through desk reviews and expert missions
  • Free or reduced admission to many heritage sites and museums world-wide
    → See the list of historic monuments / sites accessible through the ICOMOS member's card


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