reading roomWelcome to the Documentation Centre of the International Council on Monuments and Sites! The ICOMOS Documentation Centre specializes in cultural heritage, historic monuments and sites, their conservation and restoration. The ICOMOS Documentation Centre is the primary repository for the original documentation of the cultural and mixed (natural and cultural) properties that have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1978.

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Due to ICOMOS’ relocation to its new address in Charenton-le-Pont (near Paris) in May 2014, the ICOMOS Documentation Centre will be closed from Monday 14 April 2014 for an indefinite period.
Services and information desk will not be available during this time.

We thank you for your understanding during this transition period.

Online survey: the Nara Document on Authenticity

Nara Confernece on Authenticity

The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the Nara Document on Authenticity. Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs is planning a conference to celebrate this anniversary in October 2014.
ICOMOS Japan will cooperate with the Agency on this event. As part of the preparation, Prof. Toshiyuki Kono, a member of ICOMOS Japan and the Executive Committee, has taken the initiative to plan the conference. This is part the preparation for the 2014 ICOMOS General Assembly in Florence as well.

Read more: Online survey: the Nara Document on Authenticity

Latest acquisitions 09/2012-06/2013

Couv dernieres references BDD 201110-201208 Page 001Browse latest additions to the Documentation Centre catalogue between September 2012 and June 2013: periodical articles, monographs, symposia proceedings.... 

A thematic index will guide you through your search by types of cultural heritage or related topics.

All the documents can be consulted in the Documentation Centre's reading room or scanned and sent via email, within the limits of the copyright legislation. Contact : Lucile SMIRNOV, documentation[at]@icomos.org 

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Heritage, a driver of development: Rising to the challenge. Results of the 17th ICOMOS General Assembly Symposium

From November 27 to December 2, 2011, nearly 1,200 professionals and experts active in the field of heritage gathered at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris for the Tri-Annual General Assembly of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). Simultaneously, the international symposium, “Heritage, a Driver of Development” was held at the same venue.

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Conservation of archaeological heritage: new bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHIE ARCHAEOLOGICAL-HERITAGE_2013_couv_Page 001Conservation of archaeological heritage
References available at ICOMOS Documentation centre.

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