contributing Partner

ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage. Its work is based on the principles enshrined in the 1964 International Charter on the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites.
ICOMOS is a partner on Project Anqa, a collaborative project between the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the non-profit organization CyArk and Yale University’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH). Project Anqa was formed in response to the catastrophic loss of cultural heritage in the Middle East. The many heritage sites and museums recently destroyed in Syria and Iraq are a great loss to humanity, and yet they represent only a small portion of all the sites in high risk areas of the Middle East that are susceptible to such destruction and looting. While physically safeguarding these sites is problematic if not impossible, it is possible to proactively document these sites on an emergency basis.
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