ICOMOS Documentation Centre

The ICOMOS Documentation Centre in Paris is open to anyone interested in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. ICOMOS members have priority access to the Documentation Centre.  It contains:

  • 40,000 titles on heritage worldwide
  • 400 periodicals
  • 25,000 slides, photographs and plans
  • Original nomination files of World Heritage Sites worldwide since 1978

You can visit the Documentation Centre (check the opening hours first),  search the catalogue, consult the open archive or buy publications

ICOMOS  Guidelines and Statements

ICOMOS Ethical Statement for ICOMOS members
This is an ethical commitment for ICOMOS members, which outlines an ICOMOS member’s practical responsibility towards cultural heritage and towards fellow members.

Policy for the Implementation of the World Heritage Mandate
This covers conflicts of interest in relation to ICOMOS and individuals working on World Heritage Site nominations or projects relating to World Heritage Sites

Guidance on Heritage Impact Assessments
This is Guidance for those commissioning Heritage Impact Assessments (HIAs) for World Heritage Sites, to help evaluate the impact of proposed development on the Outstanding Universal Value of properties.

Other key ICOMOS charters, texts and guidelines are on the ICOMOS  international website.