'ICOMOS − the International Council on Monuments and Sites − is the international non-governmental organization of professionals, practitioners, institutions, and other bodies committed to and supporting the conservation/preservation of the cultural heritage of all peoples. ICOMOS' primary objective is the conservation/preservation of monuments, groups of buildings and sites. Through its membership and the exchange of information and expertise, ICOMOS forms an international network that defines, improves, promotes conservation/ preservation principles, standards, research, responsible practice and innovation.' (Stockholm, 1998)

ICOMOS events and calls

ICOMOS events

ICOMOS lezingen 
14 november 2018
Shared Cultural Heritage in the Carribean (event in Dutch)
Speakers: Julie-Marthe Cohen, Ronald Gill

Other ICOMOS events and calls

3 November 2018, Middelburg
Invitation for  Vlaams-Nederlandse contactdag 2018, thema 'Erfgoed en toerisme' 
Organised through ICOMOS Netherlands and ICOMOS Flanders
More Information:   Erfgoed en Toerisme (Dutch)

External Events and Calls


Message from the ICOMOS Netherlands Board

Report from the ICOMOS General Assembly in New Delhi, India (11-15 december 2017) from Robert Quarles van Ufford



ICOMOS, acronym of International Council on Monuments and Sites, is an international non-governmental organisation of heritage professionals engaged in the conservation of places of cultural value and dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites. ICOMOS was founded in 1965 following the adoption of the International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites – generally referred to as The Venice Charter (1964).

Through its 110 national committees worldwide and its 28 specialised scientific committees, ICOMOS provides a forum for professional dialogue.

ICOMOS is the official advisor to UNESCO on matters related to cultural World Heritage Sites.