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…

Introducing Courtney Piper, US/ICOMOS Summer 2020 Intern

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  Courtney Piper, US/ICOMOS Summer 2020 Intern Although the status of the 2020 International Exchange Program (IEP) is still undecided, US/ICOMOS is fortunate to have one intern working with us remotely for the next month: Courtney Piper, a full time student pursuing a Master’s degree in International Cultural Heritage Management…

Pamela Jerome, US/ICOMOS Candidate for ICOMOS Board Treasurer

Former US/ICOMOS Trustee and current ICOMOS Board member Pamela Jerome is running for ICOMOS Treasurer in the October 2020 ICOMOS General Assembly elections. Pamela has 39 years’ experience as a preservation architect. She is President of Architectural Preservation Studio, DPC, a New York City-based 17-person architecture and preservation firm that…

“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…

U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites Symposium 2020 is Canceled

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A notice from the World Heritage Initiative, Department of History, Georgia State University Atlanta, Georgia 18 March 2020 With great regret but with an abundance of caution regarding the spread of COVID-19, and in fulfillment of federal recommendations, we have cancelled the U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites Symposium scheduled for…

Introducing Our International Exchange Program Hosts: Proskene Conservation & Cultural Heritage, Madrid, Spain

Each year, organizations in the United States and all over the world host interns participating in the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program (IEP). This commitment to historic preservation, international cooperation and the future brings big rewards to both intern and host.  Proskene Conservation & Cultural Heritage of Madrid, Spain, will serve…

“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,…

US/ICOMOS Signs on to Letter Advocating Against Proposed Revisions to the National Environmental Protection Act

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US/ICOMOS signed on to a letter representing the collective comments of 328 organizations and tribal nations, representing millions of members and supporters, responding to the Council on Environmental Quality’s (CEQ) proposed revisions to regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Many of our organizations and members will also be…

Protecting Cultural Heritage from Disasters – by Chris Marrion, ICORP President

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The UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2020, will be held from 2nd September to 24th September, 2020, in Kyoto, Japan. Over the years numerous disasters have impacted our cultural heritage including: fires in Notre-Dame de Paris, the Shuri Castle…
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