ICOMOS SWEDEN is the Swedish National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites, a worldwide non-governmental organization for cultural heritage professionals, and the advisory body to UNESCO for the cultural heritage and the World Heritage Convention.
There are National Committees in over one hundred countries all over the world and more than 20 International Committees on various themes and issues related to the cultural heritage. An International Secretariat, located in Paris, coordinates the work.
ICOMOS’ primary objective is the conservation/preservation of historical monuments and environments. The organization functions as an international network of experts that defines, improves and promotes conservation/preservation principles and standards, as well as education/training, research and practice. An important part of this is elaborating charters and other international documents. The work is based on interdisciplinary cooperation and exchange between a great many categories of professions and disciplines concerned with the cultural heritage. The members are both individuals and institutions.
The activities of ICOMOS SWEDEN are not extensive, but through the organizations’ network it is possible for members to get in contact with, and take part in the professional heritage work and discussion internationally. We also collaborate with others on various projects and activities.
For more information, go to www.icomos.org