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

Advocacy
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

Jobs
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…

Celebrating 40 Years of the International Exchange Program

Since 1984, the United States Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS-USA) International Exchange Program (IEP) has worked with partners around the world to provide hands-on training opportunities for emerging cultural heritage professionals. The IEP sends participants from the United States to internship placements abroad and welcomes…

Two New Trustees Join Board of Directors

Board of Trustees
World Heritage USA / ICOMOS-USA is pleased to announce two new trustees to our Board of Directors: Associate Professor Angela Lombardi, Ph.D., and Ms. Courtney Lyons-Garcia, M.A. Our new trustees were appointed to the Board on May 31, 2024, with each filling current vacancies. The membership will vote on 3-year…

Senate Votes to Confirm Courtney O’Donnell as U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO

Advocacy, UNESCO
We are excited to announce that the U.S. Senate, led by Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, has voted to confirm Courtney O’Donnell as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). ICOMOS-USA advocated for the United States’ return to UNESCO in 2023 after a  five-year absence…

ICOMOS-USA and ICOMOS China Representatives Meet in Washington

Board of Trustees, ICOMOS
On March 6, 2024, the United States National Committee of ICOMOS hosted a group from ICOMOS China at the ICOMOS-USA office in Washington, DC. ICOMOS China requested this meeting to enhance communication between our respective national committees and to begin discussions on areas of joint interest and enhanced communication and…

ICOMOS E-Cards Available Now

ICOMOS
For International and Institutional members, you can create and download a digital ICOMOS card to use in place of your physical card. Download your membership e-card from your profile in the ICOMOS International membership database. In order to do this, you must: have renewed your 2023/24 membership. Renew of join here…

Celebrate Black History

Every February, the United States celebrates Black History Month as a time to highlight activities happening now and year round as we journey towards social justice and equitable inclusion for Black Americans and people of color. Cultural heritage and preservation organizations–including ICOMOS, ICOMOS-USA, and World Heritage USA–are striving for positive…

“Representation: the Crux of Public Space” – A Year Later 

Monuments Toolkit
  A year has passed since the thought-provoking webinar, “Representation: the Crux of Public Space,” captivated audiences with its exploration of public art’s role in reshaping our communities. Panelists James Dinh, founder of Studiofolia, and Omaid Sharifi, President of ArtLords, delved into the intersection of identity, culture, and public spaces.…

Support Emerging Professionals this Valentine’s Day

Share your love for Cultural Heritage and Emerging Professionals this Valentine’s Day by supporting our International Exchange Program! Each donation is used to fund intern travel, orientation participation, and room and board during summer internships. Help us offer more training opportunities to the next generation now. Contribute online here, send a check, or donate by ACH transfer, cryptocurrency, or stock here.  

ICOMOS Carbon Reduction Strategy

ICOMOS Carbon Reduction Strategy
Shared from ICOMOS, 16 January 2024 The ICOMOS Board approved the ICOMOS Carbon Reduction Strategy, prepared by the AdCom Sustainability and Communications Task Force (SCTF), at its meeting of 1 September 2023, in Sydney. The objective of the Strategy is to guide and encourage ICOMOS as a whole towards reducing the carbon footprint of all our…

Monuments Toolkit News January 2024

Monuments Toolkit
Judson McCranie, Wikipedia Commons   As we start the new year, we look back on the growth of the Monuments Toolkit Project and look forward to the year ahead.  For the past two years, we delved into the collective pulse of communities grappling with contested and oppressive monuments. This project…

President’s Message: Innovation and Increasing Engagement in 2024

A Message from ICOMOS-USA President Douglas C. Comer, Ph.D. 2024 will see critical changes for our national committee, changes driven by our increasing attention to the roles that culture plays in the dominant issues of our day: social justice and climate change. In 2023, we changed the name of our…

Meet Our New Trustees

Board of Trustees
ICOMOS-USA and World Heritage USA would like to thank our outgoing trustees and introduce 4 new trustees to our Board of Directors. We extend heartfelt thanks to the following trustees for their years of service to ICOMOS-USA: Emily (Yoon Sung) Choi, J.D.; Stephen J. Farneth, FAIA, LEED AP; and Professor Archer…

Monuments Toolkit Year in Review

This year we saw the magnitude of scope of impact that oppressive monuments have had in communities, countries and regions worldwide.  This year we held our first Monuments Summer Event.  Our podcast and webinar series continue to explore the nuances of the public monuments landscape. Webinar Series In April, we…

Annual Meeting 2023: Join Us 11 December Online

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PLEASE JOIN US ONLINE FOR OUR ANNUAL MEETING Register now to join us for the ICOMOS-USA 2023 Virtual Annual Meeting. We will meet at 1 pm Eastern Time on Monday, 11 December, to elect new trustees and review the year’s accomplishments. Please note that only members can vote but all are welcome to attend! Meeting…