Heritage organisations


ICOMOS-UK is the UK National Committee of ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites.  We are an independent charity, formed in 1965.  Our mission is to promote and support best practice in the conservation, management, planning and development of our historic environment in the UK and internationally. 

At an international level ICOMOS develops best practice in the conservation and management of cultural sites and has a special role as adviser to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on cultural world heritage sites.

Areas of interest


We have an active membership of individuals and institutions who come from a wide range of backgrounds in the UK and internationally.


We run regular events relating to world heritage and conservation


Our UK and international committees are active in developing new thinking and practice about how to conserve, manage and promote cultural heritage.