Category: News

Search launched for the next UNESCO World Heritage Sites

PRESS RELEASE: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Heritage Minister Nigel Huddleston launches call for new UNESCO World Heritage Sites  Potential locations have the chance to join the likes of Machu Picchu, the Taj Mahal and The Tower of London for this prestigious award Successful sites will progress to formal nomination stage for World […]

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Report on Efforts to Protect Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage

The ICOMOS-UK wood committee, through its international network in the ICOMOS International Wood Committee (IIWC), has reached out and is in contact with conservators, academics and architects around the world and in Ukraine. Through these contacts I can report on current efforts to protect Ukraine’s invaluable cultural heritage. IIWC colleague Eleftheria Tsakanika is a structural […]

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Exciting new collaboration launched within World Heritage in the UK

ICOMOS-UK and World Heritage UK strengthen their working relationship through a formal agreement The UK National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS-UK) and World Heritage UK (WHUK) today announce a new collaboration. This will establish closer working and cooperation between these two organisations, working with and on behalf of the UK’s […]

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UK CELEBRATES TWO NEW WORLD HERITAGE INSCRIPTIONS

During the 44th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, held virtually and hosted by the State Party of China, two properties from the UK were inscribed on the World Heritage list. The first to be inscribed was the Great Spa Towns of Europe, a trans-boundary serial property of eleven spa towns including Bath, and […]

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Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City deleted from the World Heritage List

On 21st July, during its 44th Online Session hosted by the  People’s Republic of China, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided to delete Liverpool -Maritime  Mercantile City  from the World Heritage List Read ICOMOS-UK’s press release here

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Threatened closure of Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield

ICOMOS-UK  wishes to express its grave concern at the announcement by the University of Sheffield that it is considering closing its Department of Archaeology. Read ICOMOS-UK’S full press release here

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Duke of Edinburgh

ICOMOS-UK notes with sadness the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and joins the Royal Family and others from across the nation and beyond in mourning his passing.

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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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