Announcing our New Public Name: World Heritage USA

Recognizing the need to reach more people who care about our shared global heritage, the board of trustees has decided to adopt the public-facing name World Heritage USA. We remain officially the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the primary U.S. organization supporting the World Heritage Convention and a wide spectrum of preservation activity both in the U.S. and abroad.

This effort is a refinement of our mission and programs: to promote the conservation of heritage globally while fostering connections to the international heritage community. We accomplish this through advocacy, education, and the exchange of people and ideas. Our International Members will continue to be ICOMOS members and our relationship within ICOMOS will not change.

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ICOMOS-USA Advocates for U.S. to Contribute to World Heritage Fund

On May 31, 2024, Thomas Cassidy, ICOMOS-USA Advocacy Chair, submitted testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs regarding Fiscal Year 2025 Appropriations to the Department of State. In this testimony, Mr. Cassidy on behalf of ICOMOS-USA encourages payment of our nation’s…

We’re Hiring: ICOMOS-USA Development and Events Coordinator

ICOMOS-USA seeks a Development and Events Coordinator to join our administrative team. This role is intended to be full-time (40 hours/week) covering both Development and Events. However, part-time opportunities (20 hours/week) are available for applicants interested in either Development or Events. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing our…
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The U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (World Heritage USA) promotes the conservation of world heritage and stronger connections to the global heritage community through advocacy, education, and the international exchange of people and ideas.

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🌐Day 3 began with a preservation walking tour led by one of MTFA Design + Preservation’s Architectural Conservators who guided the group through some of her past projects. We learned about stone conservation methods used during the restoration of the Folger Theatre’s marble exterior, laser scanning techniques used at the Library of Congress, and various material analyses that were instrumental in the restoration of the Canon House Office Building’s interior.

🏛️In the afternoon, we went to the National Building Museum which houses the offices of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Here, we met with the Commission’s Secretary and learned about their role in advising the federal government and guiding the architectural development of Washington DC.

🔗To see more content from Washington DC, check out our IEP 2024 highlight on Instagram! If you would like to support the International Exchange Program, you can make a donation here: usicomos.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/usicomos/donation.jsp?campaign=7&

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🌐Day 3 began with a preservation walking tour led by one of MTFA Design + Preservation’s Architectural Conservators who guided the group through some of her past projects. We learned about stone conservation methods used during the restoration of the Folger Theatre’s marble exterior, laser scanning techniques used at the Library of Congress, and various material analyses that were instrumental in the restoration of the Canon House Office Building’s interior. 

🏛️In the afternoon, we went to the National Building Museum which houses the offices of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. Here, we met with the Commission’s Secretary and learned about their role in advising the federal government and guiding the architectural development of Washington DC. 

🔗To see more content from Washington DC, check out our IEP 2024 highlight on Instagram! If you would like to support the International Exchange Program, you can make a donation here: https://usicomos.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/usicomos/donation.jsp?campaign=7& 

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LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: ICOMOS-USA seeks a Development and Events Coordinator to join our administrative team. This role is intended to be full-time; however, part-time opportunities are possible. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing our development efforts including annual giving, grant writing, and donor database, as well as the planning and execution of annual events. Apply by 1 July! Learn more: worldheritageusa.org/were-hiring-development-and-events-coordinator/ ... See MoreSee Less

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY: ICOMOS-USA seeks a Development and Events Coordinator to join our administrative team. This role is intended to be full-time; however, part-time opportunities are possible. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing our development efforts including annual giving, grant writing, and donor database, as well as the planning and execution of annual events. Apply by 1 July! Learn more: https://worldheritageusa.org/were-hiring-development-and-events-coordinator/

🌐 Day 2 of the 2024 IEP Orientation started with a tour of the U.S. Capitol building. Inside, our group admired Brumidi’s dome, learned about the meaning behind other artworks in the rotunda, and visited the National Statuary Hall. And of course, we had to take a group picture of this year’s cohort in front of the Capitol building. Next, the group made its way across the street to the Library of Congress and spent some time admiring the architecture, murals, and mosaics.

✨In the afternoon, the group paid a visit to the Department of the Interior to meet with our friends at the National Park Service. First, Heritage Documentation Programs talked about how they create and manage the nation’s largest archive of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation. Next, the Office of International Affairs discussed their role in nominating and monitoring the country’s World Heritage Sites, and the group had the chance to read through some recent World Heritage Site nomination dossiers. Before leaving, we also had the opportunity to visit the Department of the Interior’s Museum to see Thomas Moran’s famous paintings of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

🔗To see more content from Washington DC, check out our IEP 2024 highlight on Instagram! If you would like to support the International Exchange Program, you can make a donation here: usicomos.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/usicomos/donation.jsp?campaign=7&

#IEP2024 #worldheritageusa #icomos #culturalheritage #historicpreservation #heritageconservation #icomosepwg
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🌐 Day 2 of the 2024 IEP Orientation started with a tour of the U.S. Capitol building. Inside, our group admired Brumidi’s dome, learned about the meaning behind other artworks in the rotunda, and visited the National Statuary Hall. And of course, we had to take a group picture of this year’s cohort in front of the Capitol building. Next, the group made its way across the street to the Library of Congress and spent some time admiring the architecture, murals, and mosaics.

✨In the afternoon, the group paid a visit to the Department of the Interior to meet with our friends at the National Park Service. First, Heritage Documentation Programs talked about how they create and manage the nation’s largest archive of historic architectural, engineering, and landscape documentation. Next, the Office of International Affairs discussed their role in nominating and monitoring the country’s World Heritage Sites, and the group had the chance to read through some recent World Heritage Site nomination dossiers. Before leaving, we also had the opportunity to visit the Department of the Interior’s Museum to see Thomas Moran’s famous paintings of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. 

🔗To see more content from Washington DC, check out our IEP 2024 highlight on Instagram! If you would like to support the International Exchange Program, you can make a donation here: https://usicomos.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/usicomos/donation.jsp?campaign=7& 

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🌐This year, we celebrate 40 years of the International Exchange Program! Since 1984, our organization has worked with partners around the world to provide hands-on training opportunities for emerging cultural heritage professionals. To date, more than 700 interns from over 100 countries have participated in the program.

🏛️Prior to the start of their internships, this year’s IEP interns gathered together in Washington DC for an amazing few days of heritage-focused tours, visits, and meetings. Day 1 began with a welcome presentation from World Heritage USA and then Allison Huchko, a 2022 IEP alumna, gave an overview of her IEP experience. Next, the interns met with representatives from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the US Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center. The entire afternoon was spent inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture. With six enormous floors full of engaging and interactive exhibits, we stayed inside the museum until it closed and still felt like we had barely scratched the surface.

🔗To see more content from Washington DC, check out our IEP 2024 highlight on Instagram! If you would like to support the International Exchange Program, you can make a donationhere: usicomos.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/usicomos/donation.jsp?campaign=7&

#IEP2024 #worldheritageusa #icomos #culturalheritage #historicpreservation #heritageconservation #icomosepwg
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🌐This year, we celebrate 40 years of the International Exchange Program! Since 1984, our organization has worked with partners around the world to provide hands-on training opportunities for emerging cultural heritage professionals. To date, more than 700 interns from over 100 countries have participated in the program.

🏛️Prior to the start of their internships, this year’s IEP interns gathered together in Washington DC for an amazing few days of heritage-focused tours, visits, and meetings. Day 1 began with a welcome presentation from World Heritage USA and then Allison Huchko, a 2022 IEP alumna, gave an overview of her IEP experience. Next, the interns met with representatives from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the US Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center. The entire afternoon was spent inside the National Museum of African American History and Culture. With six enormous floors full of engaging and interactive exhibits, we stayed inside the museum until it closed and still felt like we had barely scratched the surface. 

🔗To see more content from Washington DC, check out our IEP 2024 highlight on Instagram! If you would like to support the International Exchange Program, you can make a donationhere: https://usicomos.app.neoncrm.com/np/clients/usicomos/donation.jsp?campaign=7& 

#IEP2024 #worldheritageusa #icomos #culturalheritage #historicpreservation #heritageconservation #icomosepwgImage attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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🌐Introducing our 2024 International Exchange Program Interns! Learn more about where they are from, where they will be interning this summer, and what they are most looking forward to here: worldheritageusa.org/celebrating-40-years-of-the-international-exchange-program/

✨Viktorija Siaurusevičiūtė, Lithuania // National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in Natchitoches, Louisiana

✨Katherine Chalmers, Australia // Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in Montgomery, Alabama

✨Sarah Tucci, USA // Kosovo Council for Cultural Heritage in Pristinia, Kosovo

✨Precious Mubiana, Zambia // City of San Antonio World Heritage Office in San Antonio, Texas

#iep2024 #worldheritageUSA #ICOMOS #culturalheritage #historicpreservation #HeritageConservation
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🌐Introducing our 2024 International Exchange Program Interns! Learn more about where they are from, where they will be interning this summer, and what they are most looking forward to here: https://worldheritageusa.org/celebrating-40-years-of-the-international-exchange-program/ 

✨Viktorija Siaurusevičiūtė, Lithuania // National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in Natchitoches, Louisiana

✨Katherine Chalmers, Australia // Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in Montgomery, Alabama 

✨Sarah Tucci, USA // Kosovo Council for Cultural Heritage in Pristinia, Kosovo 

✨Precious Mubiana, Zambia // City of San Antonio World Heritage Office in San Antonio, Texas 

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Do you have solstice plans for tomorrow? Spend your morning at a World Heritage Site with R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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www.facebook.com/100064713457418/posts/880925694074538/?mibextid=rS40aB7S9Ucbxw6vThis Friday, June 21, R. Carlos Nakai will be performing at Casa Rinconada during the sunrise solstice observation. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. He began his musical studies on the trumpet, but a car accident ruined his embouchure. His musical interests took a turn when he was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to master it. As an artist, he is an adventurer and risk taker, always giving his musical imagination free rein. Nakai is also an iconoclastic traditionalist who views his cultural heritage not only as a source and inspiration, but also a dynamic continuum of natural change, growth, and adaptation subject to the artist’s expressive needs.

A Navy veteran, Nakai earned a Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. He was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in 1992, and an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University in 1994. In 2005 Nakai was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. He has performed for millions all around the world, both as a soloist and in quartets, groups and orchestras.

Chaco Culture National Historical Park is honored to host his sunrise performance. It will be a truly powerful experience. Please note: the sunrise event is limited to the first 100 visitors and the gate to the loop road will open at 5:15am on Friday, June 21.

#Flute #Nakai #Solstice #Summer #Kiva #Chaco

Image description: R. Carlos Nakai playing a traditional Native American wooden flute. Photo obtained from Robert Doyle: Canyon Records. Information obtained from rcarlosnakai.com/
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Do you have solstice plans for tomorrow? Spend your morning at a World Heritage Site with R. Carlos Nakai, the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute.  Chaco Culture National Historical Park
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Did you know that enslaved people were the early guides at Mammoth Cave National Park? #Juneteenth ... See MoreSee Less

Did you know that enslaved people were the early guides at Mammoth Cave National Park? #JuneteenthImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

🌐Introducing our 2024 International Exchange Program Interns! Learn more about where they are from, where they will be interning this summer, and what they are most looking forward to here: worldheritageusa.org/celebrating-40-years-of-the-international-exchange-program/

✨Jamal Oliver, USA // Center for Heritage Conservation in Ahmedabad, India

✨Christl Høj Hansen , Denmark // San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in San Antonio, Texas

✨Vinita Tanted, India // Preservation Institute Nantucket (University of Florida) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

✨Moriah Hughes, USA // Fixus Mobilis (Cultural Infrastructure Centre) in Vilnius, Lithuania

#iep2024 #worldheritageUSA #ICOMOS #culturalheritage #historicpreservation #HeritageConservation
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🌐Introducing our 2024 International Exchange Program Interns! Learn more about where they are from, where they will be interning this summer, and what they are most looking forward to here: https://worldheritageusa.org/celebrating-40-years-of-the-international-exchange-program/ 

✨Jamal Oliver, USA // Center for Heritage Conservation in Ahmedabad, India 

✨Christl Høj Hansen , Denmark // San Antonio Missions National Historical Park in San Antonio, Texas 

✨Vinita Tanted, India // Preservation Institute Nantucket (University of Florida) in Nantucket, Massachusetts 

✨Moriah Hughes, USA // Fixus Mobilis (Cultural Infrastructure Centre) in Vilnius, Lithuania 

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Today we celebrate Juneteenth with the recognition that we have achieved much but still have far to go. (Photo by Warren K. Leffler, LC-DIG-ppmsca-03128). ... See MoreSee Less

Today we celebrate Juneteenth with the recognition that we have achieved much but still have far to go. (Photo by Warren K. Leffler, LC-DIG-ppmsca-03128).
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