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Labesse, Olivier (2006) Précis d'utilisation des chaux naturelles hydrauliques = Accurate of use of the natural hydraulic lime. Other thesis, building Limes Forum. [Thesis]
Argüello Garcia, Pedro María and Botiva Contreras, Alvaro (2003) El arte rupestre en Colombia. Significación, comunicación y patrimonio cultural. Revista La Tadeo (68). pp. 79-87. ISSN 0120-5250 [Article]
Martinez Celis, Diego and Botiva Contreras, Alvaro (2004) Manual de arte rupestre de Cundinamarca (Colombia). Manual. ICANH- Gobernacion de Cundinamarca, Bogota. D.C., 60p. ISBN 958-8181-07-0. [Book]
Doehne Eric, Eric and Price, Clifford A. (2010) Stone conservation: An overview of current research. Technical Report. Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 158p. ISBN 978-1-60606-046-9. [Book]
Taylor, Ken (2008) Landscape and Memory: cultural landscapes, intangible values and some thoughts on Asia. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Abdulac, Samir (2012) Les maisons à patio: Continuités historiques, adaptations bioclimatiques et morphologies urbaines. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Bouchenaki, Mounir (2003) The interdependency of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage. In: 14th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Place, memory, meaning: preserving intangible values in monuments and sites’, 27 – 31 oct 2003, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Vidargas, Francisco and López Morales, Francisco Javier (2088) San Miguel de Allende y el Santuario de Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco, México. Other. Presidencia Municipal de San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico, 48p. [Book]
Bonacini, Elisa (2010) Una proposta di identificazione lungo la via a Catina-Agrigentum. In: AITNA. Quaderni di Topografia Antica (4). Alma Editore, Catania, pp. 79-92. ISBN 88-88683-58-5 [Book Section]
Martinez Celis, Diego, Gutiérrez Bequet, María del Pilar, Uriza Carrasco, Pedro, Bernal Guerrero, Guillermo, Mendoza Lafaurie, Sandra and Sierra, Mary Luz (2011) Reconocimiento, documentación y registro de sitios con arte rupestre en Sutatausa (Cundinamarca). Project Report. Centro de Historia y Patrimonio Cultural de Sutatausa, Bogota. D.C., 280p. [Book] (Unpublished)
Turgeon, Laurier (2008) L’Esprit du lieu: entre le matériel et l’immatériel - Présentation de la thématique du colloque. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Muñoz, Guillermo (2011) Historia de los hallazgos, historia de las interpretaciones - Symposium archeology and politics. In: U.I.S.P.P., XVI Congresso; Florianópolis-Santa Caterina 2011, UISPP International Archeology Congress, Florianopolis , Santacatarina. [Conference or Workshop Item] (Unpublished)
Jokilehto, Jukka, Cleere, Henry, Denyer, Susan and Petzet, Michael (2005) The World Heritage List: Filling the gaps - An action plan for the future = La Liste du Patrimoine Mondial: Combler les lacunes - Un plan d'action pour le futur. Documentation. ICOMOS, München, 189p. Monuments & Sites (2001-), Vol. XII. [Book]
Kigadye, Fabian S. (2012) Adaptive re-use of historic building and community development: the case of Mikindani Old Boma - Tanzania. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Fawcett, Jane (1991) Cathedral floor damage survey. Project Report. ICOMOS UK 175p. [Book]


HERITAGE AND ACCESSIBILITY: European Symposium, March 21-22, 2013

How can one make protected towns, monuments and sites in Europe accessible?

How can one work together accessibility and protection of heritage while dealing with statutory and architectural requirements? How can one break down the barriers to accessibility in historic monuments and cultural sites in Europe? How can one accept that sites or monuments inscribed on the World Heritage List, that are supposed to be universal and bring cultures together, can be still inaccessible to some categories of people? How can one facilitate an access to everything for all without threatening the heritage value of buildings and their environment? How are European countries working towards these goals that may seem contradictory at first sight?
These are the main questions that this conference will seek to answer.

Amiens cathedral, France. The entrance, the inside area and the reception desk of the Tourist Office have been designed to welcome physically disabled people.
In order for all of us to enjoy the city, it has become essential to find a balance between the ethical issue of equal opportunity, the acceptance of social diversity, the demand for accessibility and the duty of remembrance, of preserving and promoting heritage sites and landscapes. It is about finding a balance between the supporters of a restrictive protection of monuments and sites, and those in favour of a free access for all types of visitors, at the risk of altering this built heritage or participating in the artificialization of natural areas.
Upgrading the built frame is a necessary condition for disabled people to gain access to culture, knowledge and leisure. Adapting the offer to other kinds of audience is also essential.
The task is as much about creating tools of a cultural mediation that are adapted to all kinds of disabilities, as it is about raising awareness and training heritage stakeholders.
Feedback from European case studies will shed light on these topics to assert the values that we share regarding cultural identities and citizenship in order to design a more inclusive society.

More info: http://patrimoinesaccessibilite.wordpress.com/

Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage's Tenth anniversary 2003-2013

Share your activities!

From its adoption in October 2003 until the submission of the first periodic reports in 2011 and 2012, the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has achieved many milestones at both the international and national levels.
The tenth anniversary offers a wide range of actors the opportunity to make an initial assessment and to explore the key challenges, constraints and possibilities related to its implementation.
All stakeholders involved in the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage are invited to share on this site the events and activities they organize to celebrate this anniversary. All activities can then be immediately consulted on a map, a calendar and a list in their original language.


New regional e-journal on Heritage conservation

ICOMOS Georgia and its partners – ICOMOS Armenia, Ltd. Architectura I Prestizh (Ukraine) and Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage – are pleased to announce that issue 2 of the regional e-magazine: Heritage Conservation. Regional Network Journal, established within the EU funded project Regional Co-operation for Cultural Heritage Development, is now available online.

Issue No. 1, 2012-10-18

Issue No.2, 2013-01-31


New bibliographies for Cultural heritage researchers

These bibliographies provide you with references of documents available in the Centre and are structured thematically. Consultation/documentation requests: documentation[at]icomos.org

BIBLIOGRAPHIE ARCHAEOLOGICAL-HERITAGE_2013_couv_Page 001Conservation of archaeological heritage

Index :

- Theory of Archaeology
* Archaeologists - portraits and training aspects
* Prospection and Research Methodology
* Management of archaeological sites
- Some types of archaeological heritage
* Prehistoric sites
* Urban Archaeological Sites
* Heritage in Danger
* Various
- Archaeological sites by region
* Africa
* Arab States
* Asia & Pacific
* Europe and North America
* North America and Israel
* Latin America and the Caribbean
* Pluri-National Study

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Cultural routes: conservation and management issues


- Concept, identification, protection and methodoly of study of 
- Cultural routes inscribed on the World Heritage List
- Cultural routes promoted by UNESCO
- Cultural routes promoted by the European Council
- Other types of cultural routes
- Cultural routes and intangible heritage
- Cultural routes, transportation corridors and cultural landscapes
- Cultural routes, transportation corridors and cultural landscapes
- Inventories

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