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…

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…
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