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 

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  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…

National Geographic Presents Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks

World Heritage Travel
NationalGeographic.com has published an essay about the Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks in Ohio, our country’s newest World Heritage Site. If you would like to know more about these ancient monuments and are planning a visit, this is an excellent place to start your research! https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/how-visit-ohio-first-world-heritage-site-hopewell-mounds

International Exchange Program 2024 Call for Applications

Applications for the 2024 International Exchange Program are now open! Apply as: – An Intern – a graduate student or emerging professional interested in strengthening professional heritage skills while gaining international experience – A Host Organization – a heritage organization willing to provide an intern with hands-on training in historic…

A Tour to Remember: Oaxaca and Monte Albán

World Heritage Travel
Explore Oaxaca and Monte Alban
Explore Oaxaca and Monte Albán with World Heritage USA Make memories at the Historic Centre of Oaxaca and Archaeological Site of Monte Albán. Inhabited over a period of 1,500 years by a succession of peoples – Olmecs, Zapotecs and Mixtecs – the terraces, dams, canals, pyramids, and artificial mounds of…

Victory at Virden Webinar

Victory at Virden – October 12, 1898: Heritage of a Turning Point for American Labor A Webinar in Collaboration with the Mythic Mississippi Project of the University of Illinois and Union Miners Cemetery Perpetual Care Association  Thursday, December 7, 5:30 p.m. Central Time   Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j8_sMFx-QxC8qXloe1iw9g#/registration   Panelists: John Alexander,…

Symposium and Celebration 2023: Now is the Time to Act

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This is the golden hour for our San Antonio Symposium – We need you to act on this now! It’s time to act, to do – register, sponsor, and spread the word about our San Antonio Symposium. Please register for the San Antonio Symposium today. If you can, commit today…

ICOMOS General Assembly 2023 in Images

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The ICOMOS 21st General Assembly is taking place in Sydney, Australia (31 August – 9 September 2023), as we post this. The United States is represented by a large delegation of ICOMOS-USA board members, International Scientific Committee leaders and members, emerging professionals, and other heritage professionals, who have spent the…