12 Mar 2018
Posted By: Anthea Longo
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ICOMOS-UK is sad to report that Sherban Cantacuzino, its former President, and former member of the international ICOMOS Board died on 19th February 2018 age 89. 

Sherban was Chairman of ICOMOS-UK from 1987-93 and then President from 1993-2000, as well as serving on the international ICOMOS Board (then Executive Committee) from 1990 to 1999. As President Emeritus he has kept in touch with our work and very generously contributed to our appeal for funds in recent years. He has also undertaken missions for ICOMOS.

Sherban was born in Romania and came to school England in 1939. Because of WWII and then changing circumstances in Romania he was not able to return until the opening of the country in 1981. He studied architecture at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and became a partner of Steane, Shipman and Cantacuzino. He was Executive Editor of the Architectural Review from 1973 and then Secretary of the Royal Fine Art Commission from 1979 to 1994.

In 2000 Sherban set up Pro Patrimonio in Romania as an international non-profit organization, whose goals are to save, preserve and restore the architectural and cultural heritage of Romania, and as President was actively engaged with its work.

His books include New Uses for Old Buildings (1975), Saving Old Buildings (1980), Re/Architecture: Old Buildings/New Buildings (1989) and What Makes a Good Building? (1994). 

See also:  http://www.europeanheritageawards.eu/winners/sherban-g-cantacuzino-romania/
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