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PRESS RELEASE STONEHENGE A303 TUNNEL SCHEME

On 12 th November 2020, Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport gave approval for the A303 road improvement scheme at Stonehenge 1 . Read ICOMOS-UK’s full press release here.

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Update on the 44th Session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee

The 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, which should have been held in China from 29th June to 9 July 2020 but was postponed to a later date due to the Covid 19 pandemic, will now take place in 2020. This decision was made by an Extraordinary meeting of the Committee that met virtually on […]

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ICOMOS-UK response the White Paper on Planning for the Future

ICOMOS-UK has submitted response to Planning for the Future, the government’s consultation on planning reform in England, particularly in relation to World Heritage sites and other protected areas. The response can be read HERE.

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We are sad to report the death of John Hurd

He will be sadly missed by ICOMOS colleagues around the world, as much for who he was as for his key roles within ICOMOS-UK and ICOMOS.  John never quite lost his boyish enthusiasm for life, for conservation and for sharing ideas with others. He had an infectious smile that could be used to great effect […]

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ICOMOS-UK Statement on Black Lives Matter Protests

The recent killing of the African American George Floyd has inevitably sparked worldwide protests against racism. ICOMOS-UK is part of a global ICOMOS network extending to some 120 countries. As part of this international community we work alongside culturally diverse professionals and local people across the globe in a variety of social and economic settings. […]

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ICOMOS-UK COVID-19 Update

This is our update on our arrangements in response to the need for new ways of working to counter the spread of coronavirus. As of the end of this week, all staff will be working from home. You will still be able to contact us through our work email addresses. Phone contact will not be […]

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RTM SPOTLIGHT FRIDAY 22ND MAY 2020 CULTURAL TOURISM & THE SDGS

This year’s RTM spotlight focusses on the contribution that cultural tourism, whether associated with built heritage or intangible expressions of culture, can make as destinations seek to deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This one-day conference for industry and academics is being run in partnership with the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee and will hear […]

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NEW LANARK World Heritage Site – GOOD NEWS!

An eight year fight to stop gravel extraction near the Falls of Clyde in the picturesque setting of New Lanark World Heritage site has finally ended. In started in 2012 when Cemex, a multinational company, put in an application to extend the existing Hyndford Quarry west towards the World Heritage site at New Lanark – the […]

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THE NOMINATION OF THE WELSH SLATE MINING LANDSCAPE HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO UNESCO

The nomination will now be checked for completeness by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and then passed to ICOMOS for evaluation over the next eighteen months. ICOMOS’s recommendation will be considered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee at its meeting in 2021. The landscape that runs throughout Gwynedd became the world leader for the production […]

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ICOMOS-UK 2020: Five Year Strategy

The ICOMOS-UK 2020 Strategy aims to advance and promote the conservation of cultural heritage by strengthening existing international best practice networks, increasing opportunities for young professionals, enhancing ICOMOS-UK’s influence and growing its membership. ICOMOS-UK is an internationally recognised organisation that brings expertise together to promote the conservation of heritage through knowledge exchange, innovation, capacity building, […]

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