International Council on Monuments and Sites

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A non‐governmental representative body composed of specialists professionally concerned with conservation from more than 60 member nations. Established in 1965, ICOMOS has set up international committees consisting of leading experts on wood, stone, cultural tourism, historic towns, vernacular architecture, rock art, earth structures, training, photogrammetry, historic gardens, stained glass, and archaeological heritage management. These committees are in touch with the latest technical developments, and through them ICOMOS provides specialist advice to governments and organizations around the world. ICOMOS also has national committees in its member countries, and these offer local membership schemes for individuals. Internationally, ICOMOS furnishes advice to UNESCO on nominations for cultural sites to be added to the World Heritage List through its World Heritage coordinator. It also debates, agrees, and publishes international charters setting down relevant core principles. See also International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management.

http://www.international.icomos.org Home page with useful links to committees, charters, etc.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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