Press release – 8 October 2013adcom photo

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) wishes to announce that its Director General, Mr. Philippe Allard, will be leaving the Paris-based ICOMOS International Secretariat. During his service to ICOMOS, Mr. Allard has contributed to the strengthening of ICOMOS’s organisational capacity, a phase that began in the period of 2008-2011, and has aimed to expand the horizons of its non-profit work through new ideas and the development of the Secretariat’s capacities.

Press release - Oaxaca de Juárez (Mexico), 19 November 2013icomos ovpm

During the 12th World Congress of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the OWHC signed a memorandum of understanding on a framework for collaboration for areas of common interest in view of the conservation of the cultural heritage of world heritage cities.

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.

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