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…

Register for “Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific” Virtual Conference, 6-7 November 2020

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On November 6-7, Kyushu University Border Studies will host an international conference entitled: “Contesting Memorial Spaces in the Asia-Pacific.” The conference will feature eight panels examining the temporality and territoriality of memory, explorations of official and marginalized memorials, new spaces of mnemonic performance, and national and transnational memorial networks. It…

Advocacy Update and Alert: Chaco Culture and  Carlsbad Caverns World Heritage Sites in New Mexico

CHACO CULTURE:  The many local, national and international comments and protests to proposed leasing of lands near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and World Heritage Site, have resulted in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management announcing that a 10-mile zone of federal land around Chaco Culture National Historical Park will be excluded…

US/ICOMOS 2020 International Symposium: U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Symposium will be an all-virtual event taking place in two 4-hour sessions on November 12-13. Each day will begin with a keynote presentation via Zoom, followed by three themed sessions. Speakers will present virtually from around the world. Day One: Social Justice,…

In Memoriam: Sally Sims Stokes, 1950 – 2020

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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…
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