International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), Slovenia


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Združenje za ohranjanje spomenikov in spomeniških območij, Slovenija
Poljanska 40, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 41 6710402, 386 (0) 51 321 018 (mobile)
Fax386 (0) 1 425 6112
Managed byInternational Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)
Marko Stokin, Head
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ICOMOS is an international, non-government organisation dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites and ICOMOS Slovenia, established in 1993 is one out of 101 national committees. The main activity is focused on the preservation, protection, promotion, and evaluationo of cultural monuments and sites in Slovenia. ICOMOS Slovenia brings together individuals and represents them at national and international levels. It is important adviser in heritage matters, that is, to the Slovenia National Commission for UNESCO, as it is ICOMOS UNESCO's principal advisor in matters concerning the conservation and protection of monuments and sites and on the UNESCO nomination of new sites to the World Heritage List, together with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). ICOMOS Slovenia contributes to ICOMOS Documentation Centre, which in 1986 became a partner in the Conservation Information Network, providing all researchers with direct access to the ICOMOS database.


Slovenia is committed to follow a number of charters and recommendations formulated at international ICOMOS congresses. Through its 21 International Scientific Committees of experts from around the world, and through its triennial General Assembly, ICOMOS seeks to establish international standards for the preservation, restoration, and management of the cultural environment. Many of these standards have been promulgated as charters by the organisation as a result of adoption by the ICOMOS General Assembly. At the first International Congress of Architects and Technicians of Historic Monuments in 1931 an Athens Charter for the Restoration of Historic Monuments was declared, which became the fundamental international document for preservation of cultural heritage.

In 1964 the Venice Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites was adopted, followed by the establishment of ICOMOS in 1965. A new understanding of heritage followed in the Florence Charter in 1982 focused on the preservation of historic gardens, and the Washington Charter in 1987 on the Conservation of Historic Towns and Urban Areas.

Guidelines to the current issues concerning archaeological and underwater heritage were proclaimed in the Lausanne Charter in 1990 and its annex in 1996. The vernacular architecture, the subject of Mexico Charter in 1999, has gained its position in cultural heritage comprehension in recent years.

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