ICOMOS-UK Committees

We do much of our work through our Committees, made up of ICOMOS-UK members, who operate on a voluntary basis.  We support this through a small secretariat, based in our London office, where we currently have three part-time staff. 

Joining a committee

Contact the Secretary or the Chair of the Committee you would like to join by emailing admin@icomos-uk.org. You need to be a member of ICOMOS-UK before you can join a Committee.

 

New Digital Technology National Committee launched

ICOMOS-UK has launched a new innovative Digital Technology National Committee with its inaugural meeting held on Friday 7th November 2014.

The new committee will focus on all aspects of digital and electronic technologies and their application to tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

The theme of Digital Technology, filling a gap in the family of ICOMOS Scientific Committees, was met with much enthusiasm with over 30 people in attendance and many sectors represented including the museum, engineering and archaeology sectors – from commercial industries and academic institutions.  

The Committee, meeting four times a year, will stage conferences and facilitate research connections and information exchange amongst cultural heritage cohorts. A key objective is to link up with colleagues worldwide.

The next meeting is provisionally scheduled for February 2015.

Please email admin@icomos-uk.org if you would like more information.

 

Cultural Landscapes and Historic Gardens Committee

This Committee takes a particular interest in the cultural landscape dimension of World Heritage Sites.  Its members meet regularly to:

  • Review and comment on development proposals or guidance relating to cultural landscapes
  • Promote the implementation of the European Landscape Convention with the ICOMOS-UK/IUCN-UK Landscape Working Group
  • Raise awareness through research, projects or events
  • Develop good practice

Through the London Views project it has developed a photographic record of the principal and historic views in and out of the World Heritage Sites based in London.  Views of Greenwich and the three other London World Heritage sites featured in a photographic exhibition on Sharing Heritage at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, London in September 2013.  

Implementing the European Landscape Convention 2006

Chair: Paul Walshe

Contact: admin@icomos-uk.org

Cultural Tourism Committee

The aims of this committee are to:

  • promote the ICOMOS international guidelines on cultural tourism

  • create a dynamic forum to encourage debate on current issues in cultural tourism throughout the UK

  • raise awareness of, and sensitivity to political, economic, socio-cultural, technological and environmental dimensions of cultural tourism development in the UK and internationally

  • foster understanding and knowledge of the significance of cultural tourism in sustaining both tangible and intangible cultural heritage within communities

  • identify, promote and adapt good practice in diverse contexts through cultural tourism and conservation education/training programmes in partnership with ICOMOS-UK Education and Training Committee

You can find more details on its activities here.

Acting Chair: Aylin Orbasli  Acting Vice-Chair: Kelley Christ

Contact: admin@icomos-uk.org

Development Committee

The Development Committee works to develop the membership, marketing and profile of ICOMOS-UK.  

Chair: Michael Mail

Contact: admin@icomos-uk.org

Education and Training Committee

This Committee’s work ties in with the ICOMOS International Training Committee (CIF).  It looks at the changing needs of education and training in the broader fields of conservation with an international perspective. 

Chair: Dorian Crone

Contact: admin@icomos-uk.org

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee are the Trustees of ICOMOS-UK.  Chairs of all the other Committees sit on the Executive Committee.  This Committee is responsible for the finance, governance and management of ICOMOS-UK as an organisation.

Chair: David Thackray

Contact: admin@icomos-uk.org

World Heritage Committee

The World Heritage Committee is the focus of World Heritage activity within ICOMOS-UK.  It considers issues arising in the UK on World Heritage Sites, tentative lists, nominations, management plans and monitoring reports.  It also advises ICOMOS international and UNESCO, via the Secretary, on all matters relating to World Heritage in the UK.

Chair: Peter Marsden

Vice-Chair: Barry Joyce

Contact: admin@icomos-uk.org