Help ICOMOS remain an open non-political cultural heritage forum

In January 2017, ICOMOS was awarded a generous grant of 80 000 € by the Getty Foundation for our General Assembly taking place this December in Delhi. This international gathering is one of the most important in the heritage conservation field and under our policy of non-political involvement and non-discrimination, the meeting is open to all.

Recently, the Getty Foundation suddenly informed ICOMOS that for unforeseen reasons related to compliance with U.S. sanctions regulations, and through no fault whatsoever of ICOMOS, it would have to revoke the grant because of the participation at the General Assembly of one of our members, a young Syrian architect, teaching part-time at a Syrian state-funded university.

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Protecting the Past Conference: Documentation as a Tool for Heritage Protection

The 2017 Protecting the Past conference will take place between Saturday 2 – Monday 4 December in Tunis, Tunisia. It is organised by EAMENA in collaboration with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ALECSO), Global Heritage Fund (GHF), and ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre. This event brings together international, regional, and local experts to explore the challenges facing the cultural heritage in Tunisia and Libya, and beyond in the MENA region. The conference will follow a four-week training event organised by EAMENA and funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund for 20 heritage professionals and students from Libya and Tunisia.