A New Look at the Florence Charter on Historic Gardens

On June 22nd to 24th, 2016, the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes held an international workshop entitled The Florence Charter on Historic Gardens revisited: long-term experience and new approaches.

The objectives of the workshop were:

  • To review the content and contemporary application of the ICOMOS-IFLA Florence Charter on Historic Gardens;
  • To plan for new guidelines on Historic Gardens and/or Designed Cultural Landscapes in contemporary and diverse cultural contexts;
  • To disseminate the proceedings of the meeting.

To this end, the Committee has issued a Statement “that reflects the findings of the Workshop and proposals for future directions with regards to the development of guidance and tools for the heritage conservation of gardens.” The Statement is a public document and ICOMOS-IFLA invites you to share it with other heritage practitioners. A summary of the Workshop will take place at the ISCCL 2016 Annual Meeting in Bath. An agenda for this event is currently being prepared.

For more information, consult the Florentine Workshop webpage.