28 Aug 2018
Posted By: Anthea Longo
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Henry Cleere has died age 92.

Henry worked for eleven years as World Heritage Coordinator for ICOMOS in Paris. Prior to that between 1981 and 1990, Henry was a member of the ICOMOS Board and in 1984 established ICAHM (International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management). He was a prime mover in the drafting of the 1990 ICOMOS Charter on Archaeological Heritage Management.


Having started his working life in the coal and steel industry, he then turned to archaeology gaining a PhD at UCL,becoming Director of the CBA from 1974 to 1991. Latterly was Hon Prof at UCL and worked as a WH Consultant in countries as varied as Bahrain, China, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Oman, Tunisia, and Ukraine.


In 2014 Henry was awarded the Gazzola Prize at the General Assembly – a prize to an individual who has contributed with distinction to the aims and objectives of ICOMOS.