We’re Hiring: Part-time Administrative Manager

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US/ICOMOS seeks a part-time (25 – 35 hours/week) Administrative Manager. The position is responsible for ensuring that daily office operations are performed in a seamless and efficient manner and for overseeing all aspects of membership and development efforts.  Position is remote, but selected candidate must be located in the DC/Maryland/Virginia…

Drilling Ban around Chaco Culture World Heritage Site to be Announced

Aerial View of Chaco Culture National Historic Park and World Heritage Site
Wonderful news regarding Chaco Culture National Historical Park, World Heritage Site and sacred tribal site in New Mexico: President Biden will propose a 20-year drilling ban around the site.  The move will be announced at the White House Tribal Nations Summit, November 15, 2021. Read about the ban here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/11/15/chaco-canyon-drilling-biden/…

2021 Annual Membership Meeting Notice

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  Members:  Please plan to attend the US/ICOMOS 2021 Annual Meeting 1 – 2 pm EST, Friday, 17 December 2021 Free Event for All US/ICOMOS Members. Click Here to Register. CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES The following candidates have been nominated to serve on the US/ICOMOS Board…

Applicants and Hosts Needed: Apply Now for the 2022 International Exchange Program

The US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program (IEP) is now accepting applications for the summer of 2022. US/ICOMOS seeks: emerging professionals from around the world to participate as interns, and host organizations in the cultural heritage sector to provide invaluable international experiences for these young, highly qualified professionals. The US/ICOMOS International Exchange…

We’re Hiring: Program Director for Monuments Removal, Relocation, and Reinterpretation Toolkit Project

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Removal of Stonewall Jackson statue from Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia on July 1, 2020
US/ICOMOS seeks a full-time (40 hours/week) Program Director for a two-year appointment to manage our Monuments Removal, Relocation, and Reinterpretation Toolkit Project. The Program Director will be responsible for collaborating with the US/ICOMOS Monuments Team to oversee all aspects of the US/ICOMOS Monuments Project. Learn more and apply via LinkedIn: …

Billings Gazette Chronicles Climate Threat Discussed in Recent Yellowstone World Heritage Webinar

The Billings Gazette of Billings, Montana, published an article on October 3, 2021, about Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly’s discussion of climate change and other challenges facing the Park in our September 2021 World Heritage Webinar. Read the article “Dry summer emphasizes threat of climate change to Yellowstone National…

Darwina L. Neal, FASLA, Honorary IFLA, F. US/ICOMOS: a Remembrance

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by Patricia M. O’Donnell (pictured at left above, with Darwina at right) 9 September 2021 Darwina L. Neal (born 1942, deceased 4 September 2021) Landscape Architect and Cultural Landscapes Expert, trailblazed a leadership role for women in her chosen profession and served tirelessly as an advocate for public landscapes and…

In Memory of Darwina L. Neal

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Darwina L. Neal, a pathbreaking landscape architect who gave so generously and inspired so many over her long career. For US/ICOMOS alone, Darwina served as Treasurer, Trustee, and institutional memory and trusted advisor to many Executive Directors. She helped…

September is International Underground Railroad Month

Map of the Underground Railroad, NPS
In Spring 2021, U.S. National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom staff requested that US/ICOMOS partner with them to expand the context of the Underground Railroad to an international scope. Our Emerging Professional Network (EPN) agreed to assist. EPN member Kaitlin Paecklar, with assistance from President Douglas Comer, EPN…

We’re Hiring: Program Coordinator – IEP and Emerging Professionals

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US/ICOMOS seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Program Coordinator. The position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the International Exchange Program (IEP), coordinating fundraising efforts for the IEP, and assisting with other Emerging Professionals programs. Responsibilities  The IEP/Emerging Professionals Program Coordinator responsibilities revolve around two primary programs: the International Exchange…

Water and Heritage International Scientific Committee (ISC) Seeks U.S. Working Group Members

Sir Diederik Six and Henk van Schaik, founders of ISC Water, publicize the connection between water and heritage at the 2015 World Water Forum in Seoul, Korea.
Water and Heritage International Scientific Committee (ISC) Seeks U.S. Working Group Members The new International Scientific Committee for Water and Heritage (ISC Water) seeks to increase awareness about the significance of hydraulic heritage for current and future water management challenges including climate change. The United Nations’ Water Action Decade Mid-Term…

July 15 Webinar Featuring the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program

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Register now to attend our next World Heritage Webinar: “700 Interns and 100 Countries: the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program” on Thursday, July 15, at 12:30 EDT. Join us for a presentation and discussion about the impacts of the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program (IEP). Three alumni, each from a different decade…

President Nominates Sara Bronin as Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman

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On Thursday, June 24, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Sara Bronin as ACHP chairman. Bronin is a Mexican-American architect, attorney, and policymaker specializing in historic preservation, property, land use, and climate change. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on how law and policy can foster more equitable, sustainable, well-designed,…
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