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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You need to be a member of ICOMOS-UK before you can join a Committee.
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.
Chair: Paul Walshe
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.
Chair: Stephen Shaw
The Development Committee works to develop the membership, marketing and profile of ICOMOS-UK.
Chair: Michael Mail
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
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
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