Aesthetics, or esthetics, is a branch of philosophy that deals with the nature of beauty and taste, as well as the philosophy of art. It examines aesthetic values, often expressed through judgments of taste.

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Organizations relating to Aesthetics

International Association of Empirical Aesthetics / Rome, Italy / Est. 1965
Europa Nostra / The Hague, Netherlands / Est. 1963
International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery / Est. 1970
European Society for Laser Aesthetic Surgery / Est. 1997
UNESCO Office for the Pacific States / Apia, Samoa / Est. 1984
Asian Academy for Heritage Management / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 2001
International Committee for Documentation of Cultural Heritage / Athens, Greece / Est. 1969
Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage / Paris, France / Est. 2003
SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1985
European Academy of Esthetic Dentistry / Zurich, Switzerland / Est. 1986
International Committee of Memorial Museums for the Remembrance of Victims of Public Crimes / New York NY, USA / Est. 2001
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1961
World Heritage Centre / Paris, France / Est. 1972
European Centre for Heritage Crafts and Professions / Thiene, Italy / Est. 1976
International Information and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO / Daejeon, Korea Rep / Est. 2005
Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage / Manama, Bahrain / Est. 2010
International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage / Beijing, China / Est. 2007
World Monuments Fund / New York NY, USA / Est. 1965
EuroNatur - European Nature Heritage Fund / Radolfzell, Germany / Est. 1987
Kurdish Institute of Paris / Paris, France / Est. 1983
Fondation internationale pour une histoire de la civilisation européenne / Est. 1994
International Association for Aesthetics / Rotterdam, Netherlands / Est. 1984
Cairns Group / Est. 1986
European Union / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1993
Forum for African Archaeology and Cultural Heritage / Est. 1992
Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute / Berlin, Germany / Est. 2016
Association for Heritage Preservation of the Americas / Rockville MD, USA / Est. 1989
Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut Preussischer Kulturbesitz / Berlin, Germany / Est. 1930
European University Centre for Cultural Heritage, Ravello / Ravello, Italy / Est. 1983
World Free Press Institute / San Ramon CA, USA / Est. 1997
Pontifical Oriental Institute of Religious Studies / Kottayam, India / Est. 1982
J Paul Getty Trust / Los Angeles CA, USA / Est. 1953
Institute for Research on World Systems / Riverside CA, USA / Est. 2000
INTERARTS Foundation / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1991
International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia / Est. 1987
Olof Palme Memorial Fund for International Understanding and Common Security / Stockholm, Sweden / Est. 1986
Strømme Foundation / Kristiansand, Norway / Est. 1976
Al Furqan Islamic Heritage Foundation / London, UK / Est. 1988
International Institute for Dialogue among Cultures and Civilizations / Teheran, Iran Islamic Rep / Est. 2004
Global Heritage Fund / San Francisco CA, USA / Est. 2002
World Sindhi Institute / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1997
Institut Europeu de la Mediterrània / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 2002
Evatt Foundation / Sydney NSW, Australia / Est. 1979
David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies / Aberystwyth, UK / Est. 1951
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation / Tokyo, Japan / Est. 1956
Memorial Foundation of Latin America / Sao Paulo, Brazil / Est. 1989
International Institute of Applied Aesthetics / Lahti, Finland / Est. 1993
Heritage Foundation / Washington DC, USA / Est. 1973
Bridge Fund Europe / Bussum, Netherlands / Est. 1999

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