International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

  • ICOMOS is global monument conservation body (non-government organisation) dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology and scientific techniques for conservation of architectural and archaeological heritage across the world.
  • It is also advisory body to UNESCO for cultural heritage, in particular for implementation of World Heritage Convention.
  • It was founded in 1965 in Warsaw (Poland) as a result of the Venice Charter of 1964.
  • It is headquartered in Paris, France.
  • Its mission is to promote the conservation, protection, use, and enhancement of monuments, building complexes, and sites.
  • Partner Organization: ICOMOS is a partner and founding member of the Blue Shield, which works to protect the world’s cultural heritage threatened by wars and natural disasters.