In Memoriam: Sally Sims Stokes, 1950 – 2020

In Memoriam
We are sad to announce that longtime US/ICOMOS friend and preservation advocate Sally Sims Stokes passed away on August 13, 2020. Sally’s career and influence were wide ranging: she researched and wrote about fashion history, architectural history, domestic work history, and historic preservation. As a specialist in academic library administration,…

SEPTEMBER 25 DEADLINE to Submit Comments to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Regarding Oil and Gas Leasing Near Chaco Culture World Heritage Site

Many of our members attended our recent webinar “World Heritage Site at Risk: Chaco Culture National Historical Park.” If you missed it or want to share the webinar with friends and colleagues, a recording is available here. We wish to extend a warm thank you to our three webinar presenters: Kurt Riley,…

We Have Moved! Please Update Your Records

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We have a new address. Please address all postal correspondence to: US/ICOMOS 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20006 Our phone number remains the same: (202) 463-1291.  Thank you for your continued support!

US/ICOMOS World Heritage Webinar: World Heritage Site at Risk: Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Please Join Us for a US/ICOMOS World Heritage Webinar World Heritage Site at Risk: Chaco Culture National Historical Park Thursday, September 10, 2020, 12 to 1 pm EDT The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has proposed increased oil and gas leasing in the San Juan Basin where World Heritage Site Chaco…

U.S. World Heritage Update: Introducing the Work of the Taos Pueblo Conservation Corps

Taos Pueblo Conservation Corps at work on historic preservation of Pueblo structures
Continuously inhabited for over 1,000 years by the Red Willow people, Taos Pueblo in New Mexico was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 1992. The Pueblo is a Sovereign Self Governing Nation which is Governed by a Traditional Governing Body consisting of the Tribal Council, Governor’s Office and the…

U.S. “Civil Rights Movement Sites and the World Heritage List” Webinar Time Change: Now at 4 pm, 30 July 2020

  The US/ICOMOS Webinar “U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites and the World Heritage List” will now take place on Thursday, July 30th, from 4 pm to 5 pm EDT. We have decided to delay our webinar out of respect for Representative John Lewis. On Thursday, one last celebration of his life…

Feedback Needed from Participants in July 30 Civil Rights Sites Webinar

The Georgia State University World Heritage Initiative is seeking feedback from audience participants in the July 30, 2020 US/ICOMOS Webinar on this working draft narrative expressing the Statement of Outstanding Universal Value and Justification under World Heritage Criteria (ii) and (vi) of the potential serial nomination of U.S. Civil Rights…

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’…

Interviews with the Pioneers of the World Heritage Convention

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Would you like to know more about the World Heritage Convention and how it came to be? An international team of researchers is conducting interviews with pioneers of World Heritage to capture memories of important moments in the history of the World Heritage Convention. Launched in 2006 under the leadership…

Call for Desk Reviews for 2021 World Heritage List Nominations

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Deadline: 31 July 2020 Dear members of ICOMOS, As you know, the work of ICOMOS as an Advisory Body to the World Heritage Committee requires the evaluation each year of the nominations submitted by the States Parties for all cultural and mixed properties aiming to be inscribed on the World…

US/ICOMOS Launches New Emerging Professionals Network

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Trustee Zoe Leung Trustee Caroline Cheong, Ph.D. We are pleased to announce the establishment of the US/ICOMOS Emerging Professionals (EP) Network, created in response to ICOMOS’s call for an expanded Emerging Professional membership base within national and scientific committees. The US/ICOMOS EP Network aims to facilitate communication and exchange between…

Introducing Kent Diebolt, Vertical Access LLC and 1% for the Planet

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This is the first essay in a series about US/ICOMOS Institutional Members and Supporters. We’re very pleased to begin the series with Kent Diebolt; Vertical Access LLC, the company he founded; and 1% for the Planet, the philanthropy through which Kent supports US/ICOMOS. Vertical Access Technician at Work Among US/ICOMOS…

2020 International Exchange Program Cancelled

The IEP Committee regrets to announce the cancellation of the 2020 International Exchange Program. The IEP Committee does not make this decision lightly or without disappointment. We have done everything we can to determine how we could safely implement the IEP this year. In the past months we have carefully…
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