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ICOMOS-UK is the UK national committee of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), which has a special role as official adviser to UNESCO on cultural World Heritage Sites. At ICOMOS-UK we play a vital role in advising on aspects of World Heritage and sites for nomination across the UK. We are an independent charity with a UK-wide and international mission to promote and support best practice in the conservation, care and understanding of the historic environment.
We have three part-time staff in our secretariat based in London. We are run by an Executive Committee, and the develoment of ICOMOS-UK is overseen by the Development Committee. A copy of our Constitution may be found here
Much of our work is done through our members and through our specialist committees. Some of our members represent the UK on ICOMOS International Scientific Committees.
Our remit is to:
We have three part-time staff in our secretariat based in London. We are run by an Executive Committee, and the develoment of ICOMOS-UK is overseen by the Development Committee. Much of our work is done through our members and through our specialist committees. Some of our members represent the UK on ICOMOS International Scientific Committees.
The Executive Committee are the Trustees of ICOMOS-UK. Chairs of all our other Committees sit on the Executive Committee. This Committee is responsible for the finance, governance and management of ICOMOS-UK as an organisation.
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS International) is an association of professionals that currently brings together over 10,000 members throughout the world, dedicated to the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.
ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of its kind, promoting the application of theory, methodology and scientific techniques to the conservation of cultural heritage. Its work is based on the principles in the 1964 International Charter on the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites (the Venice Charter) as well as a number of other conservation doctrines.
ICOMOS benefits from the exchange between its international network of members, including architects, historians, archaeologists, art historians, geographers, anthropologists, engineers and town planners. ICOMOS members contribute to the preservation of heritage, developing and improving the standards and techniques for buildings, historic cities, cultural landscapes and archaeological sites.
The objectives of ICOMOS are:
For further information, visit the ICOMOS International website.