Symposium and Celebration 2023: Now is the Time to Act

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

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…

Monica Rhodes Elected to ICOMOS Board

Monica Rhodes
ICOMOS-USA and its supporting organization World Heritage USA are proud to announce that trustee Monica Rhodes has been elected to serve as a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Board of Directors from 2023-2026. As the managing body of ICOMOS, the Board is responsible for preparing…

VENUE CHANGE: Monuments Summer: Cabrillo National Monument

Monuments Toolkit
UPDATE: There has been a venue change for our event, Monuments Summer: Cabrillo National Monument. The event has been moved from The Junípero Serra Museum to the San Diego History Center at Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA. The event includes a panel conversation from 1 p.m. –…

International Exchange Program 2023 Orientation

International Exchange Program Interns on the steps of the U.S. Capitol
Prior to the start of their internships, this year’s International Exchange Program (IEP) interns gathered together in Washington, D.C., for an amazing few days of heritage-focused tours, visits, and meetings. We’d like to thank Katelynn Cunningham, World Heritage USA Program Coordinator, for organizing and leading the first in-person IEP Orientation…

Supporting World Heritage Sites: A Letter to the New York Times

We urge the U.S. to pay its Dues to the World Heritage Commitee
Following recent testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations in support of funding U.S. dues for the World Heritage Committee, Trustee Thomas Cassidy submitted a letter on this important matter to the editor of the New York Times. As Cassidy notes “Full U.S. engagement with World Heritage requires paying…

Monuments Summer 2023

A Season of Dialogue World Heritage USA is proud to present a new, bi-coastal panel event series titled Monuments Summer: A Season of Dialogue featuring national public figures and scholars as they examine the racial and cultural dynamics of public monuments. The panels will explore these topics in the contexts…

Chaco Culture World Heritage Site Landscape Gains Temporary Protection

On June 2, 2023, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced a 20-year withdrawal of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Culture National Historical Park and World Heritage Site from oil, gas and mineral extraction leasing via Public Land Order No.7923. The withdrawal will…

ICOMOS Annual Report 2022

The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has published its 2022 Annual Report. 2022 saw a focus on capacity building in Africa, a growing number of Emerging Professional members, and renewed financial health for the organization. Read about the activities of ICOMOS here: ICOMOS ANNUAL REPORT 2022.

A Monument to the Departed and Detained

Monuments Toolkit
A Monument to the Departed and Detained By Maestro Gilbert C. Correa, Monuments Toolkit Project Over the course of these past sixteen months, the Monuments Toolkit team has been analyzing, documenting and categorizing an array of monuments. One type is “Monuments of Reconciliation.” Monuments of reconciliation are monuments that recognize…