Introducing World Heritage USA

Board of Trustees, US/ICOMOS News
Recognizing the need to reach more people who care about our shared global heritage, the board of trustees has decided to rebrand US/ICOMOS as World Heritage USA, the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. While maintaining our connection to ICOMOS and legal identity as…

Webinar “Centering Oppressive Spaces with Digital Media”

Monuments Toolkit
Please join us online Friday 28 October, at 2 pm EDT for a free webinar entitled “Centering Oppressive Spaces with Digital Media.” This webinar explores the interactions between digital media, public spaces, and shared experiences. Developments in technology enable artists, researchers, and organizations to reinterpret history for advocacy and community representation. Through…

Are You a Member? Join Now for 2023!

US/ICOMOS News
Most of our events are free. We are only able to offer free programming thanks to membership support. This means that we need all of our site visitors and event participants to join as members! Your membership in US/ICOMOS underwrites our efforts to foster heritage conservation and historic preservation at…

Getty Conservation Institute Seeks Publications Manager

Jobs
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is seeking a Publications Manager to run the GCI’s growing publications program and be responsible for all aspects of editorial development of publications content—from initial proposals to peer review, editing, design, and production. Reporting to the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Publications, the Publications…

International Exchange Program (IEP) 2022 Concludes

IEP Class of 2022
 IEP 2022 Presentations Available Online The International Exchange Program interns of 2022 (pictured above) concluded their internships in late August by gathering for several days of tours in Washington, D.C., and for a Closing Ceremony to share short reports about their work. For the first time, the interns’ final presentations…

September is 4th Annual International Underground Railroad Month

Harriet Tubman (detail), Library of Congress
Governor Hogan Proclaims September as 4th Annual International Underground Railroad Month Month-long Celebration Highlights Maryland’s Freedom Fighters ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today proclaimed September 2022 as the 4th annual International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland. The month acknowledges the significance of the Underground Railroad, and all those involved, for its contribution to…

We’re Hiring: Development and International Exchange Coordinator

Jobs
US/ICOMOS is offering a part-time (20 hours/week) position for a Development and International Exchange Coordinator. The successful applicant will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the International Exchange Program (IEP), coordinating fundraising efforts through grants and donations for the IEP, assisting with other Emerging Professionals programs, and assisting with…

Monuments Toolkit Webinar: Oppressive Monuments in the Museum Space

Monuments Toolkit
Friday July 29th, at 1PM EDT Register for free here! This month’s theme considers the possibility of public and private institutions to acquire and display oppressive monuments. The challenges faced in our public spaces are often discussed in the museum world. We should highlight their perspectives since museums directly influence…

Call for Desk Reviews for 2023 World Heritage List Nominations

ICOMOS
Deadlines: 8 August 2022 reviewer application; 12 September 2022 desk review Dear members of ICOMOS, 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…

US/ICOMOS and 17 Heritage Organizations Urge the Senate to Fully Fund the World Heritage Fund and UNESCO

Advocacy
U.S. Committee for the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) American Anthropological Association ♦ American Institute of Architects ♦ The Archaeological Conservancy ♦ Archaeology Southwest ♦ Bethlehem World Heritage Commission ♦ Better World Campaign ♦ Coalition for American Heritage ♦ Cultural Heritage Partners ♦ Georgia State University World Heritage…

Monuments Toolkit Webinar: Controversial Monuments in Spaces of Regional Conflict

Monuments Toolkit
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

Monuments Toolkit
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…