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ICOMOS-UK promotes appreciation and understanding of our cultural heritage in the UK and worldwide.  Our focus is on policy and practice, information and opportunities.  Join us and support the only international multi-disciplinary professional conservation body.

ICOMOS-UK is the UK National Committee of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites).  At an international level, ICOMOS develops best practice in the conservation and management of cultural sites, and has a special role as adviser to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee  on cultural World Heritage sites.  Active in over 130 countries, it is one of the most highly regarded conservation organisations in the world.

Its wide-ranging International Scientific Committees are active in developing new thinking and practice about how to conserve, manage and promote cultural heritage across the world. ICOMOS-UK is an independent charity, set up in 1965.

We have an active membership of individuals and institutions, who come from a wide range of backgrounds in the UK and worldwide including:

  • architecture
  • engineering
  • planning
  • landscape design
  • heritage and museums, including UK World Heritage Sites
  • archaeology
  • conservation
  • universities and colleges

First 2018 Lecture Announced!

We are glad to announce that ICOMOS-UK is working on a programme of spring lectures. 

There's going to be four of them between May and June, so please stay tuned to keep track of topics and speakers.

You can already book your place on the one happening on the 17th of May.

Dr Polak will come to London from Radboud University (Netherlands), where is working as a lecturer in Roman Archaeology carrying on the established research tradition of that department in Roman military matters. Spread the word about this not-to-be-missed opportunity to listen to his talk and ask him questions about his research. 

Visit our Future Events page for more info and to book your tickets. 


Become a Supporter

Support ICOMOS-UK as a Custodian, Benefactor or Friend

We are seeking supporters with the aim of expanding our assistance and influence in the UK Heritage Sector and continuing to represent the UK as a leading promoter of cultural heritage ideas and practices at the International level.

Increasingly cultural heritage is seen as an essential dimension of our lives and an important contributor to sustainable development. The promotion of cultural heritage is now no longer just a single discipline or related to discrete sites, but a crucial facet of many other disciplines and part of most urban and rural landscapes.

In order to develop the new opportunities by mainstreaming cultural heritage, we need to expand the range of our activities, form links with universities and other institutions, and expand our membership to work on this wider canvas.

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