News & Events
ICOMOS Canada – SPRING CONGRESS 2012
Cultural Tourism Development and Management at Canadian World Heritage Sites
Ottawa, March 22-23, 2012
Dear Members and Friends of ICOMOS Canada
ICOMOS Canada will soon be hosting in Ottawa a special event on the development and management of cultural tourism at World Heritage sites in Canada, in conjunction with the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention in 2012. The event will mainly take place on the Friday 23rd March at Carleton University with, on the 22nd, a special information session on the role of ICOMOS and its members in the implementation of the World Heritage Convention along with a welcome reception at the Aga Khan Foundation of Canada .
On Thursday, March 22nd, members will receive a tour of Pritzker Prize winner Fumihiko Maki’s award winning building as well as an introduction to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s heritage conservation and economic development program. On Friday, the full day Congress will present tourism and World Heritage site development from a federal perspective, and given that the event will be hosted at Carleton, a local stakeholder perspective and exciting new digital interpretation project for one of Canada’s newest World Heritage sites, the Rideau Canal.
There will be an ICOMOS Canada Annual General Meeting at the end of the Congress to inform members on the recent activities of the organization nationally and internationally and undertake a vote on the renewal of the Bylaws of our National Committee, that have been worked on by an assigned steering committee in conjunction with the ICOMOS Canada Executive and Board. The attached new bylaws are the result of that work and have been adopted by the Board as an amendment of the existing ones so they can be submitted to the General Assembly of ICOMOS Canada members for ratification. They propose a simpler, clearer and more unified structure while proclaiming our commitment to bilingualism, to regional and disciplinary diversity and to international ethical and intervention principles.
We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this interesting event which is a start for a new phase in the life of our ICOMOS Canadian community as a bridge between national and international issues in conservation of heritage sites, buildings and ensembles.
I look forward to seeing you in Ottawa! Register quickly!
Best regards, Dinu Bumbaru, C.M.
President, ICOMOS Canada
International Day For Monuments and Sites 2011 —
The Culture of Water
April 18, 2011
Montreal Event Schedule
ICOMOS Canada 2010 Congress
The 2010 Annual Meeting and Conference of ICOMOS Canada will take place in Ottawa on 21-23 October on the international theme of Heritage of Agriculture.
Registration and Membership Form
Martin Weaver Memorial Lecture
ICOMOS Canada is pleased to announce that thanks to the considerable efforts of Francois Leblanc, almost all of ICOMOS Canada’s publications dating from 1983 onwards can now be viewed online. This is an invaluable resource that catalogues the litany of topics that have been covered and discussed by ICOMOS Canada members and colleagues in Canada and overseas.
Click here for the past publications.
« Patrimoine de l’agriculture »
Journée internationale des monuments et sites 2010
PROGRAMMATION 2010 À MONTRÉAL
Haiti — Blue Shield Statement
Please find attached the Statement issued by the Blue Shield on the human and heritage tragedy in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Carrefour, Jacmel and the Southern part of the country. ICOMOS Canada raised concern to ICOMOS over the fact that such statement was produced only in English in a way which could be seen as insensitive or even disrespectful to the Haitian cultural reality, a surprising fact considering Blue Shield is a partnership of many international organizations like ICOMOS which are mostly based in France. Since organizations like ICOMOS can mostly help communities affected in such disasters with recovering their own cultural heritage as part of their overall recovery efforts, it's important that we demonstrate sensitivity to that heritage.
President, ICOMOS Canada
Blue Shield Statement
UNESCO World Heritage: Haiti
ICOMOS together with
The International Council on Archives (www.ica.org),
The International Council of Museums (www.icom.museum),
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
The Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations
make up the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS), founded in 1996.
For more information see http://www.blueshield-international.org
With best regards
International Council on Monuments and Sites
Appel à communications
Preserving Modern Architecture in Québec, Canada and Elsewhere
— Heritage Challenges and the Mobilization of Knowledge
Université du Québec à Montréal
October 14-17, 2010
Invitation to architects, engineers, urban planners, landscape architects, designers, conservationists, visual artists, archivists, museologists, art historians, architectural and cultural historians, sociologists, anthropologists, teachers, students, property owners, and real estate managers and developers.
Researchers and practitioners interested in submitting proposals for papers must do so no later than March 15, 2010.
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