Historic Moravian Bethlehem to be Nominated as World Heritage Site

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Moravian Church Settlement, Bethlehem, PA
We have exciting news regarding a potential new World Heritage Site in the United States: the U.S. Department of the Interior has authorized the Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Landmark District of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to participate in a multi-country nomination of historic ‘Moravian Church Settlements’ in Europe and North America. With…

Black History Month: 3 Monuments That Foreground Resiliency and Resistance

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For nearly four centuries African-Americans have fostered resistance in the form of education, art, music, culture, philosophy and social justice. It is in our celebration and remembrance of these racial and social justice accomplishments that has solidified Black History Month as one of the pillars of the Black community’s fight…

Redefining Public Space during the Russia-Ukraine War

Monuments Toolkit
After the world stopped for two years during the pandemic, Russia began their invasion of Ukraine on February 24th, 2022. Since that fateful day, the two nations have been locked in combat: affecting all corners of the world and claiming the lives of many. The Ukrainian capital city, Kyiv, was…

Introducing Six New Trustees

Board of Trustees
World Heritage USA, the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), is very pleased to introduce six new trustees, elected at our 2022 Annual Meeting on December, 12, 2022. Our new trustees (pictured above, clockwise from upper left) are: Emily (Yoon Sung) Choi Emily is…

Success for World Heritage Advocacy

Advocacy
World Heritage Convention: the Next 50
Great news! After years of advocacy, the U.S. now has the opportunity to rejoin UNESCO, pay our back dues, and once again become a leader on World Heritage issues. First, a bit of history … For more than a decade the United States has not paid dues to the United…

6 Working Groups Changing the Monuments Landscape

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  Photo: Spencer McNeil (2021). “Chicago Monuments Project with Brendan Fernandes.” 2021. Chicago, Illinois. Permission to use. <https://spencermcneil.com/chicago-monuments-project> By Gilbert C. Correa, Monuments Toolkit Project Over the course of the past eleven months, the Monuments Toolkit Team has been analyzing and documenting monuments, as well as proactive approaches that have…

December Webinar: What is Your Mount Rushmore?

Monuments Toolkit
Join the Monuments Toolkit team from 2 – 3:30 pm EST on December 19, 2022, for an online discussion entitled “What is Your Mount Rushmore?” This will be an informal luncheon or “coffee break” allowing for a more interactive discussion between the Monuments Toolkit Team and our live audience. Monuments Toolkit…

Advocate for Chaco Landscape Protection

Advocacy
Aerial View of Chaco Culture National Historic Park and World Heritage Site
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has shared the following information about current legislation to protect the lands around the Chaco Culture National Historical Park and World Heritage Site. Please join in this effort! On November 17, 2022, members of the New Mexico congressional delegation re-introduced legislation, the Chaco Cultural…

Host an Intern in Summer 2023

World Heritage USA is now accepting Host Applications for the 2023 International Exchange Program (IEP)! We are looking for heritage organizations, based in the US or abroad, to provide interns with hands-on training in historic preservation or heritage conservation. A key component of the application is formulating a project that…

Annual Meeting 2022

US/ICOMOS News
Make plans now to attend our Annual Meeting taking place online at 12 pm EST, Monday 12 December. RSVP here. Join us for a review of our accomplishments over the past year. Members will also elect new trustees and vote on a change to our bylaws. Short biographies of our…

International Exchange Program 2023: Call for Interns and Sponsors

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On behalf of Douglas Comer, President of World Heritage USA, U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, and Charles Musiba, Chair of the International Exchange Program (IEP) Committee, we are pleased to share this Call for Applications for the 2023 International Exchange Program. We are seeking:…

3 American Indian Monuments and the Leaders They Represent

Monuments Toolkit
By Miles Ezeilo One of the focal points of the Monuments Toolkit is to recognize heritage in all forms and fashions. This is exactly why we take pride in telling the correct versions of history: the most beautiful stories are the ones rooted in truth. This month we’re continuing with…

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. This replaces the acronym US/ICOMOS. We remain officially the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, the…

Webinar “Centering Oppressive Spaces with Digital Media”

Monuments Toolkit
Please join us online Friday 28 October, at 2 pm EDT for a free webinar entitled “Centering Oppressive Spaces with Digital Media.” This webinar explores the interactions between digital media, public spaces, and shared experiences. Developments in technology enable artists, researchers, and organizations to reinterpret history for advocacy and community representation. Through…

Are You a Member? Join Now for 2023!

US/ICOMOS News
Most of our events are free. We are only able to offer free programming thanks to membership support. This means that we need all of our site visitors and event participants to join as members! Your membership in US/ICOMOS underwrites our efforts to foster heritage conservation and historic preservation at…

Getty Conservation Institute Seeks Publications Manager

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The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is seeking a Publications Manager to run the GCI’s growing publications program and be responsible for all aspects of editorial development of publications content—from initial proposals to peer review, editing, design, and production. Reporting to the Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives and Publications, the Publications…

International Exchange Program (IEP) 2022 Concludes

IEP Class of 2022
 IEP 2022 Presentations Available Online The International Exchange Program interns of 2022 (pictured above) concluded their internships in late August by gathering for several days of tours in Washington, D.C., and for a Closing Ceremony to share short reports about their work. For the first time, the interns’ final presentations…