Register Now: 2021 International Online Workshop on Indigenous Heritage

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2021 International Online Workshop on Indigenous Heritage 10-12 March 2021 The ICOMOS Working Group on Indigenous Heritage is virtually hosting its inaugural International Workshop: the three day workshop will consist of keynote speakers, panel discussions, breakout discussions, and artistic expressions / performances. Sessions will run throughout the day participants will…

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…

An Introduction to ICOMOS Jordan and the Petra National Trust

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US/ICOMOS was the first of 107 national ICOMOS committees established in 1965. In the years to come, we will strengthen our ties with national committees around the world. We showcase this month ICOMOS Jordan. Platinum sponsors of the 2020 US/ICOMOS Celebration of World Heritage will be given a virtual tour…

Thank You to Intern Olivia Lichens

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Thank You to Intern Olivia Lichens We owe a debt of gratitude to Intern Olivia “Livi” Lichens (pictured above at the Museum of Illusions in 2019). Livi was indispensable to implementing both our Symposium and Celebration of World Heritage events in November and December of 2020. If you admired the Celebration…

Advocacy Alert: Carlsbad Caverns World Heritage Site in New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park and World Heritage Site is threatened by oil leases made during the previous administration. Better longterm protections are needed to protect World Heritage Sites such as Carlsbad Caverns and Chaco Culture National Parks from oil and mineral extraction in the Permian Basin.  Learn more here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2021/02/oil-drilling-sensitive-new-mexico-public-lands-puts-drinking-water-rare-caves-at-risk/

Victoria Vanhuss Joins US/ICOMOS as Program Coordinator

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We are very pleased to announce that Victoria Vanhuss has joined US/ICOMOS as Program Coordinator. In this role, Victoria will help coordinate our World Heritage Webinar series and events such as our annual International Symposium and Conference. Victoria received her Master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia in…

Thank You to Intern Owen Calvert!

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We would like to thank Owen Calvert for his service with US/ICOMOS in Fall 2020 and January 2021. Owen, a Senior at the College of Charleston, served as our virtual intern. He helped with multiple projects, including conducting grant research, designing social media posts for our Giving Tuesday fundraiser, and…

Join or Renew for 2021 Now

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Have you joined or renewed US/ICOMOS for 2021? All memberships run from January 1 through December 31 annually and include: Monthly US/ICOMOS at Work News Blasts Invitations to US/ICOMOS events Reduced registration fees to US/ICOMOS conferences and workshops Information on national conferences and seminars International membership comes in three forms (Individual…

UNESCO Adds 32 New Inscriptions to Intangible Heritage Lists

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In mid-December, the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage inscribed three elements on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, and 29 elements on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.   For the first time this year,…

2020 Celebration of World Heritage Video Recording Available Now

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We hope you will enjoy this video recording of our recent Celebration of World Heritage. In it you will find outstanding contributions from Secretary of the Interior nominee Congresswoman Deb Haaland of New Mexico, Former UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, HRH Dana Firas of Jordan; and greetings from World Heritage Sites around the globe. Attendees were…

We’re Hiring: Part-Time Program Coordinator, Applications Due 12/31/2020

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US/ICOMOS is seeking a part-time employee to coordinate our programs. If you’re looking for a part-time position that you can accomplish from home, this Program Coordinator opportunity might be right for you. A complete description of the position and qualifications are available here:  Program Coordinator Job Description-Final. If you might…

2020 in Retrospect

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A Message from Douglas C. Comer, PhD, US/ICOMOS President The year behind us, 2020, is one that presented challenges unlike those anyone alive today can recall, for US/ICOMOS and for the world. But it is at moments like this that we are forced to confront the issues that have brought…
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