Rock Art Studies Bibliographic Database

the Winter 2012 update of the Rock Art Studies Bibliographic Database is currently available for open access at http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/collections/rockart.html through generosity of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, in cooperation with the Bay Area Rock Art Research Association.

The current on-line revision contains over 22,000 citations to the world's rock art literature.


The ICOMOS Documentation Centre will be exceptionally closed from 20/02 until 02/04/2012

Theory and Landscape: Reflections from Interdisciplinary perspectives

The Landscape Observatory publishes Theory and landscape: reflections from multidisciplinary perspectives

The book, co-edited with Pompeu Fabra University, has been published exclusively in digital format

The Landscape Observatory recently published the book Theory and landscape: reflections from multidisciplinary perspectives. Co-edited with Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), it is a compilation of presentations given in the seminar of the same name in February 2010 for the Humanities Department of said university. The different chapters can be consulted on the Landscape Observatory’s website. They apply a multidisciplinary focus to methodological and epistemological questions regarding the landscape concept.


The Urban Rehabilitation of the Medinas: The World Bank Experience in the Middle East and North Africa, September 2011

Table of contents:
1. Summary
2. Significance and decay of medinas in the Arab world
3. Defining contemporary medina users
4. Objectives of medina rehabilitation
5. Winners and losers in medina rehabilitation
6. Roles of the public, private, and non-profit sectors
7. Institutional framework and urban management
8. Urban planning and property titling
9. Cultural preservation, public space, and infrastructure upgrading
10. Pro-poor housing and welfare programs
11. Fiscal and financial mechanisms to promote private investments
12. Cultural tourism and the Medina Tourism Potential Index

Conserving the Past as a Foundation for the Future: China-World Bank Partnership on Cultural Heritage Conservation, September 2011

Publication on World Bank projects in Historic City Regeneration, Cultural Heritage Conservation, and Sustainable Tourism Development. The publication features decades of partnership and projects between the World Bank and China, and it is available free of charge on this website

ICCROM Annual report

ICCROM Newsletter 37
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and restoration of cultural property
Annual Report November 2010 – October 2011 (eng)
Rapport annuel novembre 2010 - octobre 2011 (fre)

E-conservation n°22, November 2011



The Nomad Conservator
By Rui Bordalo


Intangible Cultural Heritage and Rise of the Meme
By Daniel Cull

On Some Problems of the Relationship Between Science and Conservation
By António João Cruz

Historic Conservation Project Begins at “Machu Picchu of the North”
By Global Heritage Fund


Conservation Matters in Wales
Review by Johanna Sandström

Microscopy and Microanalysis Applications in Cultural Heritage Research
Review by Ana Bidarra

Review by Teodora Poiata

ICOM-CC 16th Triennial Conference
Review by Rui Bordalo


The External Ion Beam Facility in Portugal for Studying Cultural Heritage
By Victoria Corregidor, Luís Cerqueira Alves, Paula Alexandra Rodrigues, Márcia Vilarigues, Rui C. Silva

The Contribution of Transmitted Infrared Imaging to Non-Invasive Study of Canvas Paintings at the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutzos Museum, Greece
By Anna Moutsatsou, Dimitra Skapoula, Michael Doulgeridis

Chinese Islamic Scrolls: a Conservation Case Study
By Aristoteles Sakellariou, Lalit Kumar Pathak, Siti Yuhainizar Mohd Ismail
Conservation Intervention of Vernacular Architectures: Two Case Studies in Calabria, Italy
By Alessia Bianco