ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, Paris, 17 November – 2 December 2011

Registration is now open for the ICOMOS 17th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, taking place in Paris from 27 November to 2 December 2011 in Paris. There is a dedicated website for registration, discounts for ICOMOS members for early registration before August 27, and a number of tours, visits and receptions.


Study tour of the Republic of Ireland – Quality Place-making

7th-10th July 2009

This tour will explore four towns in the Republic sharing information and good practice on what makes a high quality place.

Youghal001_sqFrom contemporary lighting schemes and public realm design in Cork to the colourful shop fronts in Youghal, embedded in the towns history, and Waterford’s vision “ to create a framework of public and civic spaces of character and visual quality” in a medieval city known for its ancient City Walls and craftsmanship, and finally an international conference in Kilkenny Castle – “Serving people while preserving heritage” – which will bring together practitioners and representatives from policy making bodies.

Programme Details and Online Booking

Places are limited and bookings must be received by 12 June.


Responding to the Challenge of Global Climate Change through
Public Engagement and Social Innovation
Ghent and Ostend (Belgium), 18th-20th March 2009

While the impacts of Global Climate Change are several, this three-day colloquium will focus on those of immediate and obvious significance to the Low Countries, namely rising sea levels and increased river flooding. Papers presented will provide comparative experiences from diverse nations in all the world’s regions that are subject to these threats as they impact cultural heritage.

More Information




Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation
Abdijstraat 13-15
9700 Oudenaarde

Fax: +32 55 30 35 19

e-mail: colloquium@enamecenter.org

The Image of Heritage: Changing Perceptions-Permanent Responsibilities

III ICOMOS Scientific Committee Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration Conference

Florence, March 5th-9th, 2009


Call for Papers – Abstract Submission Open

The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation of Florence, ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), and ICCROM (International Centre of the Preservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage) are glad to announce that the abstract submission for the III ICOMOS Scientific Committee Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration Conference The Image of Heritage: Changing perception –permanent responsibilities is now open.

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Scottish World Heritage Sites in the wider European context

A series of four illustrated lectures and discussion
All lectures to be held in the Board Room of NTS Headquarters

28 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh, at 5.45 for 6.00pm (to end by 8.00pm)

The Antonine Wall

Tuesday 7 October 2008

Dr David Breeze (Historic Scotland) on “The Antonine Wall and its relevance to the wider European definition of the boundaries of the Roman Empire”

Tuesday 18 November 2008:

Robin Turner, Head of Archaeology at the National Trust for Scotland, will describe the process of submitting St Kilda for the double nomination of both cultural and natural values, and will set this in the context of other similar sites.

Tuesday 20 January 2009:

Adam Wilkinson, Director, Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, will discuss the issues for the management and enhancement of the central core of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh within the wider city, and its broader social and economic planning framework, with reference to other similar World Heritage cities in Europe.

Tuesday 17 February 2009:

Dr James Arnold, Director of New Lanark Heritage Trust, will speak about the mixed use of the World Heritage Site with its social, economic and historical values, and will make comparisons with other similar multi-use sites in other parts of Europe.

Spaces at each lecture/discussion will be limited, and early reservation of places is recommended (contact Lester Borley: e-mail: lesterborley@waitrose.com or tel: 0131332 2364).

Cost for each lecture is £5 (Europa Nostra UK or NTS member) or £7 (non-members), to include a glass of wine at the conclusion of each event.

European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage 2008

Sherban Cantacuzino, ICOMOS-UK President Emeritus

Sherban Cantacuzino, ICOMOS-UK President Emeritus

We are please to announce that architect Sherban G. Cantacuzino originally from Romania, CBE FSA D.Univ (York) MA (Cantab) FRIBA and ICOMOS-UK President Emeritus, has been awarded a Medal in Category 3 – Dedicated Service at the 2008 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage.

Sherban has dedicated his life to architecture and heritage conservation in Europe and around the world. He has taught, published and helped shape national and European policies and programmes in the field of cultural and natural heritage protection. He held functions in a large number of committees in the United Kingdom and in several international organisations. After 1989, he focussed on Central and Eastern European countries and offered his experience to organise measures to safeguard the heritage in these countries. He initiated numerous projects, particularly in Croatia and Romania , where he is the Founder-President of Pro Patrimonio, the National Trust of Romania. The career of Sherban Cantacuzino is valued for its outstanding contribution to the welfare of Europe ‘s cultural heritage. His continuous energy and dedication for the cause of historic buildings and environmental conservation in Romania has been particularly admired.

INTA Summer Institute on Urban Development in Italy

Massa Lubrense, Sorrento, Italy, 15th-21st September 2008

“Management of Urban Changes – Measuring Performance of Local Policies”

The INTA (International Urban Development Association) Summer Institute offers a unique training programme focusing on the innovative urban management practices that strengthen local urban development and regeneration strategies. The INTA Summer Institute is for City managers and decision makers. The mix of theory and practical exercises will provide an operational sense to the learning and understanding of urban development process.

An advanced training programme will focus on how to:
Massa Lubrense and Vesuvio, Italy

Massa Lubrense and Vesuvio, Italy

• help cities & territories to make the most of their potential
• facilitate urban identity & creativity strategies
• tutor city & urban leaders
• mediate in the urban change processes
• encourage innovative management processes
• focus on tailor-made solutions

The daily programme will include:

· Methodological sessions on visions and strategies, instruments and languages, networking and connections

· Applied sessions dedicated to the practical application of methodologies

· Cities case study sessions benchmarking international practices

For more information and the full programme please click here