Advocacy

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

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’…

“Stemming the Tide” Symposium Presentations Now Available Online

“Stemming the Tide” Symposium Presentations Now Available Online For those unable to attend “Stemming the Tide: Global Strategies for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Through Climate Change” at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art in February, we’re very pleased to share a link to the presentations given on the first day of the symposium: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7gn_68Hr4h-fIGqC-xRM6GnZTkqajDHL…

“Stemming the Tide” Symposium a Resounding Call to Action for Cultural Heritage Professionals

Andrew Potts, Coordinator of the ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group Andrew Potts, Coordinator of the ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group, organized an informative, inspirational and action-oriented two day symposium entitled “Stemming the Tide: Global Strategies for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Through Climate Change” 5-6 March in Washington,…

CANCELLED: ICOMOS Interpretation (ICIP) 2020 Conference at Angkor, 26-29 September 2020

Forwarded at the request of ICOMOS ICIP – International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation It is with great regret that the ICIP Board announces the cancellation of our 2020 interpretation conference in Angkor, Cambodia. We are facing extraordinary challenges around the world, including uncertainty about how long COVID-19 quarantine…
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