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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]