INORA, the International Newsletter on Rock Art, is available online (full text)

We are pleased to announce that INORA, the International Newsletter on Rock Art, under the auspices of Comité International d'Art Rupestre (CAR–ICOMOS), Union Internationale des Sciences préhistoriques-Protohistoriques (UISPP) and Association pour le Rayonnement de l'art pariétal européen (ARAPE), is now available online in the website of the UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre.

Edited by Dr Jean Clottes, Former Director of the Chauvet Research Team, funded (or subsidized, or sponsored) by the Ministry of Culture (France) and the Département de l’Ariège (France), the newsletter presents the latest discoveries of rock art from around the world. It provides a platform for discussion and debate of current theories and controversies. It examines past, present and future documentation and dating techniques, and their interpretation.

All the issues of the newsletter – apart from those published in 2007 and 2008 – have been digitized by the UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre and made available on the website. From now on, the full text of the newsletter is available at the following address:


Next issues of the newsletter will be made available on the website in full text.
However, the newsletters published during the last two years will not be available online. To get access to the most recent issues, people will need to subscribe.

For more information about the subscription to INORA, please write to Dr. Jean Clottes (j.clottes@wanadoo.fr)

Dr. Jean Clottes (INORA Editor)
Jose Garcia Vicente (Manager of the UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre)


Bibliography on Earthen Architectural Heritage

A Bibliography on Earthen Architectural Heritage, is available in the ICOMOS Documentation Centre website.

This bibliography is based on the documents on earthen architecture available at the UNESCO-ICOMOS Documentation Centre.
It includes also the earthen architectural heritage on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Download the bibliography


Museum and Heritage Magazine, n° 4, 2008 - online

Issue n° 4, 2008 of the "Museum and Heritage Magazine" is now online to read or download.
View the magazine


e-rph: Revista Electrónica de Patrimonio Histórico - Numero 3 Diciembre 2008

El número 3, December 2008, de 'e-rph: Revista Electrónica de Patrimonio Histórico', acaba de ser publicado. Consulte el contenido de la revista en http://www.revistadepatrimonio.es

The number 3, December 2008, of 'e-rph: Revista Electrónica de Patrimonio Histórico' has just been published. Download the issue in http://www.revistadepatrimonio.es


Journals of the German National Committee of ICOMOS, Vol. XLV

The Vol. XLV of the 'Journals of the German National Committee of ICOMOS' has just been published:

Schädler-Saub, Ursula (ed.); Weltkulturerbe Deutschland: Präventive Konservierung und Erhaltungsperspektiven. Internationale Fachtagung des Deutschen Nationalkomitees von ICOMOS, der HAWK Hildesheim/Holzminden/Göttingen und der Diözese Hildesheim in Zusammenarbeit mit der Evangelisch-lutherischen Landeskirche Hannovers Hildesheim, 23.-25. November 2006. Regensburg: Verlag Schnell & Steiner GmbH, 2008. 184 p. (ICOMOS - Hefte des Deutschen Nationalkomitees; XLV). ISBN 978-3-7954-2137-3


La Rivista Siti, Trimestrale di politica ed attualità culturale: Anno 5, n° 1, 2009

La Rivista Siti, Trimestrale di politica ed attualità culturale, The first issue of 2009, Gennaio / Marzo, Anno 5, n° 1, 2009, is available to download in the website of the Rivista Siti.

Download n° 1, 2009

Newsletter Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage: n° 36, December 2008

The last issue of the Newsletter Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage is available on the website
English - Français - Español


Getty Conservation Institute: Papers for the GCI's Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate management strategies

Papers for the GCI's Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate management strategies

The Getty Conservation Institute is pleased to announce that papers from the GCI's Experts' Roundtable on Sustainable Climate Management Strategies (Tenerife, Spain, 2007) are now available for download from the GCI's website (http://www.getty.edu/conservation/science/climate/climate_experts_roundtable.html).

Topics addressed include current climate management strategies and emerging trends; the meaning of sustainability in relation to the preservation of cultural heritage; and whether cultural institutions such as museums, archives, and libraries can or should play a role in the debate about energy consumption. The participants' discussion papers are supplemented by a transcript of the meeting and a bibliography on climate management.

Please do forward this message on to interested colleagues.

Many thanks.

Clarissa Castaneda
Communications & Information Resources
The Getty Conservation Institute
(310) 440-6219 Office

Bulletin du RCIP - CHIN Newsletter (January 2009)

Bulletin du RCIP - CHIN Newsletter (January 2009)
[Téléchargez / Download]

Ce mois-ci, nous vous proposons :
- Trois musées participent à une étude qui a des échos à l’international
- Le Web sémantique : Une piste à explorer
- Le Musée virtuel du Canada en vedette à Radio-Canada
- L’appel de propositions est en vigueur jusqu’au 13 janvier 2009
- La borne interactive 3D fait du chemin!
- Interview sur les techniques d’optimisation les plus efficaces

Toute l’équipe du RCIP vous souhaite une bonne année 2009!

Source: CHIN / RCIP


Urban History News - January 2009

URBAN HISTORY NEWS - January 2009 Issue

The first issue of 2009 of UHN is now on-line

Source: Centre for Urban History, University of Leicester

Call for 2010 World Monuments Watch Nominations

2010 World Monuments Watch nominations are now being accepted. Nominations for Modern sites are encouraged.

Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2009.

Endangered Sites calls international attention to cultural heritage sites around the world that are threatened by neglect, deterioration, demolition, and natural and man-made disasters. From archaeological sites to iconic architecture, cultural landscapes to historic city centers, the Watch identifies places of significance in need of timely attention and action. In recent years, World Monuments Fund (WMF) has increasingly noted that in addition to facing the same physical threats as ancient structures, modern architecture often suffers from a lack of appreciation of its historical significance. For this reason, WMF encourages nominations of Modern sites to the 2010 World Monuments Watch.

Every two years, WMF accepts new nominations to the Watch, from which 100 are selected for listing. The Watch listing provides an opportunity for sites and their nominators to raise public awareness, foster local participation, advance innovation and collaboration, and demonstrate effective solutions. The Watch nomination process also serves as a vehicle for requesting World Monuments Fund assistance for select projects. More than 500 sites from over 110 countries have benefited from the seven cycles of the Watch; nearly half of these have received WMF grants, totaling $50 million.
Additional information about the 2010 World Monuments Watch and downloadable PDFs of the Guidelines and Nomination Forms are available at http://www.wmf.org/watch.html.

Adobe Reader version 9.0 is required for the PDFs and may be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

Questions or concerns about the nomination or electronic submission process should be directed to watch@wmf.org.

Please forward this email to colleagues and contacts who might be interested in submitting a nomination. Thank you for your interest in the Watch!

World Monuments Fund
95 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 646-424-9594, Ext. 243
Fax: 646-424-9593

Source: Message from the World Monuments Watch Program