International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Conseil international des monuments et des sites
Consejo Internacional de Monumentos y Sitios
Mezdunarodnyj Sovet po Voprosam Pamjatnikov i Dostoprimecatelnyh Mest

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History

21 June 1965, Warsaw (Poland), at constituent General Assembly, following 1st International Congress of Architects and Specialists of Historic Buildings, 1957, Paris (France) and 2nd such congress, 1964, Venice (Italy), at which the first 2 of 13 resolutions adopted were (1) International Restoration Charter (Venice Charter) -- Charte internationale de la restauration (Charte de Venise) and (2) (put forward by UNESCO) providing for the creation of ICOMOS. Statues amended by 5th General Assembly, 22 May 1978, Moscow (USSR); 18th General Assembly, 12 Nov 2014, Florence (Italy); Extraordinary General Assembly, 12 Dec 2017, Delhi (India).

Aims

Promote conservation, protection, use and enhancement of monuments, building complexes and sites.

Future Events

2019 Marrakech, Morocco – Annual General Assembly

Past Events(2)

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Activities

Research/documentation; advocacy/lobbying/activism; events/meetings. Played large part in the preparation of and continues to contribute to Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Maintains Coopération interrégionale pour le patrimoine méditerranéen - ICOMOS (CIPAM). Instrumental in setting up International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS).

International Committees (27):

 • ICOMOS International Committee on 20th Century Heritage;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM);

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Cultural Routes;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Cultural Tourism;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Economics of Conservation;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Historic Towns and Villages (CIVVIH);

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICICH);

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Interpretation and Presentation (ICIP);

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Risk Preparedness;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Rock Art (CAR);

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Stained Glass;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Stone;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration;

 • ICOMOS International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage;

 • ICOMOS International Committee for Vernacular Architecture (CIAV);

 • ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC);

 • ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (ISCARSAH);

 • ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL);

 • ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability (ISCES);

 • ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage (IcoFort);

 • ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues;

 • ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Mural Paintings (ISCMP);

 • ICOMOS International Training Committee (CIF);

 • ICOMOS International Wood Committee (IWC);

 • ICOMOS Scientific Committee on Shared Built Heritage;

 • International Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage (CIPA).

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 17 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 45 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 113 countries
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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

B1748

Last News Received

8. Oct 2018
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