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Press release - Oaxaca de Juárez (Mexico), 19 November 2013
During the 12th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the OWHC signed a memorandum of understanding on a framework for collaboration for areas of common interest in view of the conservation of the cultural heritage of world heritage cities.
On behalf of ICOMOS Italy and the Scientific Committee for the Symposium, ICOMOS has the pleasure of launching the call for papers for the Scientific Symposium which will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014, on the theme : “ Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” .
Download the call for papers
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2014
For more information on the 18th General Assembly
(further practical information will be posted in early 2014)
Press release – 8 October 2013
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) wishes to announce that its Director General, Mr. Philippe Allard, will be leaving the Paris-based ICOMOS International Secretariat. During his service to ICOMOS, Mr. Allard has contributed to the strengthening of ICOMOS’s organisational capacity, a phase that began in the period of 2008-2011, and has aimed to expand the horizons of its non-profit work through new ideas and the development of the Secretariat’s capacities.
The World Heritage Convention has made available three publications: the "Managing Cultural World Heritage" reference manual; the new database, "State of Conservation of World Heritage properties"; and "Celebrating 40 years of the World Heritage Convention", the proceedings of Closing Event of the Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention.
Dear friends and colleagues,
It is with deep sorrow that we inform you of the passing of our beloved and respected Salvador Diaz-Berrio Fernández, a member of ICOMOS since 1970.
Paris - 27 August 2013
The President and membership of ICOMOS, express their grave concerns over the deteriorating situation in Egypt, and condemn the looting at the Museum of Malawi in Minya and the destruction of historic religious architecture and monuments across the country.
- Protection of Cultural Heritage in Idlib Governorate, Syria: ICOMOS-ICCROM e-learning course for Syrian cultural heritage professionals in times of armed conflict
- ICOMOS endorses Hangzhou Declaration
- Heritage Alert: Darling Harbour, Sydney, Australia
- ICOMOS Statement on Crac des Chevaliers and the continuing destruction of the cultural heritage of Syria