Because of the wide range of challenges and disruptions taking place to effective heritage conservation in the US in recent years, US/ICOMOS has found it necessary to elevate advocacy as a core activity.

With a network that includes monthly information sharing meetings with representatives of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action, the National Association of State Historic Preservation Officers, the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers, the Coalition for American Heritage, and many other important national heritage conservation organizations, US/ICOMOS has publicly taken positions and issued statements on the following issues:

Recent Advocacy

Coming Spring 2021: Forward Together: Conservation in a Changing World

US/ICOMOS is proud to announce the Spring 2021 publication of Forward Together: Conservation in a Changing World, eds. Brenda Barrett, Jessica Brown, Nora Mitchell, Archer St. Clair and Anabelle Rodriguez. This edited book grew out of the US/ICOMOS International Conference Forward Together: A Culture-Nature Journey Towards More Effective Conservation in…

US/ICOMOS and ICOMOS Look Ahead to 2021 and Beyond

A Message from President Douglas C. Comer, Ph.D. Washington, D.C., January 15, 2021 2020 was a year of social and cultural isolation and conflict, internationally and nationally. A Greek poet could not have contrived the tragedy of a global pandemic as a more fitting outcome of the rising tide of…

Climate Change and Cultural Resources Positions at the National Park Service

The National Park Service (NPS) is looking for one archeologist and one architect with strong practical experience who can help advise us on how to manage cultural resources in response to the effects of global climate change. Both positions will sit organizationally in our Science and Research division within the…

Call to Establish National Working Groups on ‘Water and Heritage’

High Bridge, NYC
Image:  View of High Bridge, 1916. Photo courtesy NYC Department of Environmental Protection Archives. The High Bridge was an aqueduct bridge that was part of the Croton Aqueduct System in New York City. It reopened for pedestrians only in 2015. Call to Establish National Working Groups on ‘Water and Heritage’…