Monuments Conference 2023

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We are currently planning the Inaugural Monuments Conference for 2023.  In order to plan a conference that suits your needs, we need your help to complete this short survey!  

Monuments Toolkit Webinar: Controversial Monuments in Spaces of Regional Conflict

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US/ICOMOS Monuments Toolkit Project invites you to our first webinar: Controversial Monuments in Spaces of Regional Conflict June 24, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register for this free online event here: https://usicomos.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/usicomos/eventRegistration.jsp?event=66& This month’s theme covers Controversial Monuments in Spaces of Regional Conflict. Our two guest speakers,…

Protests, Social Justice, and Monuments

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Albert Pike Statue, Washington, DC
By Gilbert C. Correa, Monuments Toolkit Project 2020 brought issues related to social justice into focus. As the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, the world heritage community had to contend with the destruction of problematic monuments during the civil unrest that occurred after the tragic murder of George Floyd in the…

ICOMOS Culture Nature Prize: Apply by 15 June 2022

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  ICOMOS is launching the ICOMOS Culture-Nature Prize, which will be awarded to support the most promising Culture-Nature initiatives undertaken by our members. Culture-Nature initiatives recognize the interconnections between cultural and natural heritage and rethink how we can protect culture and nature through a comprehensive approach with local communities. Through integrated protection,…

Maximize Your Membership with ICOMOS Web Resources

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As an International Member of US/ICOMOS you have full access to ICOMOS web resources! By logging in to the ICOMOS site as a member, you can easily access information on International Scientific Committees, the Documentation Centre, and upcoming ICOMOS events; manage your membership details and e-cards; and more. To access…

World Heritage USA Profile: Robert G. Stanton

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In recognition and appreciation of the years of service our trustees and other preservation leaders have dedicated to furthering World Heritage in the United States, we present this “World Heritage USA Profile,” the first in an occasional series. Our inaugural World Heritage leader is Robert G. “Bob” Stanton, former Director…

John R. Monaghan: The Contested Memory of American and Samoan History

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By Destiny Heard, Monuments Toolkit The colonial history of America is not new information to many ears, however Asian-American and Pacific Islander histories are understated and absent from school curricula, and subsequently the American collective consciousness. Therefore in honor of Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month, this blogpost is dedicated to…

International Exchange Program Summer 2022

Each year, the United States Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) seeks graduate students and young professionals specialized in historic preservation and heritage conservation to participate in an International Exchange Program (IEP). The IEP provides interns with hands-on experience in a country other than their own.…

Protecting Chaco’s 10-Mile Zone

Please join us in the public premiere of “Protecting Chaco’s 10-Mile Zone,” a mini-documentary produced by Paul Reed and Archaeology Southwest, and filmed and edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist David Wallace (David Wallace Visuals). In their own words, Pueblo leaders Chairman Mark Mitchell (All Pueblo Council of Governors and former Governor…

Environmental Justice in the Black Hills

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By Destiny Heard, Monuments Toolkit   In respect of Earth Day and the seven billion people co-existing with this planet, this blogpost is dedicated to the acknowledgment of the past, present, and future sustainment of environmental justice. One non-profit organization upholding this resolve is the Black Hills Clean Water Alliance,…

Why Should We Celebrate World Heritage?

As we prepare for our 2022 Virtual Celebration of World Heritage this Saturday, April 9, we would like to thank several emerging professional volunteers who have assisted us: Mary Cain, Kelly Cannici, Zvipozvashe Kundai Ngwenya, Maria Goretti Tai, and Emmy Tither. In addition to making phone calls to past attendees,…

Our Biggest Fundraiser of the Year is April 9th – Please Join Us!

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The US/ICOMOS 2022 Virtual Celebration of World Heritage is Saturday, April 9th, 6-7:30 pm EDT As US/ICOMOS moves into a more inclusive and global advocacy, your support is more critical than ever. Please help underwrite our World Heritage and Conservation-based initiatives and programs by becoming an event sponsor or a…

National Park Service announces nomination of ancient Ohio earthworks to become America’s next UNESCO World Heritage Site

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National Park Service News Release For Immediate Release: March 24, 2022 Contact: NewsMedia@nps.gov View on NPS.gov   National Park Service announces nomination of ancient Ohio earthworks to become America’s next UNESCO World Heritage Site   Would join U.S. sites such as Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty   WASHINGTON – The…

Make Plans to Attend the 2022 World Heritage Celebration

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Edmund Pettus Bridge
Join us virtually on Saturday, April 9th, 6-7:30 pm EDT, to celebrate and toast the 50th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention and the U.S. Tentative List Sites. As US/ICOMOS moves into a more inclusive and global advocacy, your support is more critical than ever. Please help underwrite our growing…
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