Resources

ICOMOS Documentation Centre

The ICOMOS Documentation Centre in Paris is open to anyone interested in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. ICOMOS members have priority access to the Documentation Centre.  It contains:

  • 40,000 titles on heritage worldwide
  • 400 periodicals
  • 25,000 slides, photographs and plans
  • Original nomination files of World Heritage Sites worldwide since 1978

You can visit the Documentation Centre (check the opening hours first),  search the catalogue, consult the open archive or buy publications

ICOMOS  Guidelines and Statements

ICOMOS Ethical Statement for ICOMOS members 
This is an ethical commitment for ICOMOS members, which outlines an ICOMOS member’s practical responsibility towards cultural heritage and towards fellow members.

Policy for the Implementation of the World Heritage Mandate
This covers conflicts of interest in relation to ICOMOS and individuals working on World Heritage Site nominations or projects relating to World Heritage Sites

Guidance on Heritage Impact Assessments
This is Guidance for those commissioning Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) for World Heritage Sites, to help evaluate the impact of proposed development on the Outstanding Universal Value of properties.

Other key ICOMOS charters, texts and guidelines are on the ICOMOS  international website.

 

Photographic Record of Views of London’s World Heritage Sites (London Views Project)

This project began in 2007 to make a photographic record of the London skyline around London’s four World Heritage Sites – the Tower of London, Westminster, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Maritime Greenwich.   Our Cultural Landscapes Committee was concerned that some of London’s most evocative views were in danger of being lost forever because of new buildings and developments. 

We commissioned landscape photographer Gavin Kingcome to take images of all four World Heritage sites.  We wanted to:

  • Make the photos available for public use and scrutiny
  • Draw attention to the beauty of London’s World Heritage skyline

 



London Views – Westminster World Heritage Site
 


London Views - Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site
 


London Views – Tower of London World Heritage Site


London Views - Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew World Heritage Site

The images are held by the British Library who arrange access and reproduction.  Copyright in these images is jointly held between ICOMOS-UK and Gavin Kingcome. The London Views project was made possible with the support of the International Monuments Trust.

Publications available from ICOMOS-UK

The Conservation Plan

A guide to the preparation of conservation plans for places of European cultural significance

James Semple Kerr ISBN: 1863640266

National Trust of Australia, 6th Edition 2004 (76 pages)

£15 (includes postage in the UK, add £5 postage outside the UK)
Please send a cheque for £15 payable to ICOMOS-UK to us at:

70 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6EJ

If you wish to pay by BACS or electronic bank transfer, please contact us on admin@icomos-uk.org

This book is also available through the 
National Trust of Australia online shop

The Norwich Accord – Finding the Spirit of Place (2009)

This is a declaration articulating the relationship between conservation, communities and cultural tourism.  It is based on research and evidence gathered over a three-year period by the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee.

Implementing the European Landscape Convention (2006)

This booklet was published following an ICOMOS-UK and IUCN UK invited workshop in 2006.  It includes a ten-point action plan distilling key ideas from the workshop and suggests how opportunities presented by the European Landscape Convention might be put into practice.

Archive List of ICOMOS-UK Publications 1990 – 2001 

This is a list of publications produced by ICOMOS-UK from 1990 to 2001. These publications are no longer for sale, but we may have archive copies for reference only.  Please contact  admin@icomos-uk.org

World Heritage

For information and links on World Heritage, please click here.