Category: ICOMOS-UK Members

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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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 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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ICOMOS-UK STATEMENT ON THREATS TO CULTURAL HERITAGE IN IRAN FROM ARMED CONFLICT

The idea that cultural heritage in some way belongs to all of us underpins the work of ICOMOS and is the lodestone of the World Heritage Convention, 1972. The Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, 1954, forbids any act of hostility to cultural property and in the […]

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ICOM & ICOMOS jointly and strongly condemn any deliberate destruction of cultural heritage

Statement on the threats to cultural heritage in the case of armed conflicts 6th January 2020 In armed conflicts and political upheavals since the turn of the millennium, cultural heritage has been increasingly targeted. It has been looted or deliberately destroyed, in order to finance warfare or to affect the identity and the confidence of […]

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Perspectives on the Board Meeting in Buenos Aires

(Annual General Assembly 3-6 December 2018) This year, the ICOMOS Annual General Assembly and Advisory Committee took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 4-8 December 2018, on the generous invitation of ICOMOS Argentina. Donald Hankey and Stephen Hughes, Vice-President ICOMOS-UK, attended and are now sharing their views on the event.  Please read extracts from their […]

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