Bulletin

Position Paper on the Challenges of Monument Conservation in the Face of Climate Change

Between November 2022 and May 2023, ICOMOS Germany, the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), the German Commission for UNESCO, the German National Committee for Monument Protection (DNK), the GERICS Climate Service Center Germany and the Association of Monument Offices in the Federal States (VDL) met to discuss the current challenges of heritage conservation in times of climate change. The result is a position paper on cultural heritage and climate change.

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ICOMOS Israel and ICOMOS Germany call for preservation of Red Banner Factory in St. Petersburg

ICOMOS Israel and ICOMOS Germany call for preservation of Red Banner Factory in St. Petersburg

ICOMOS Israel and ICOMOS Germany have joined forces to call for the complete preservation of the so-called Red Banner Factory in St. Petersburg, which is largely based on a design by Erich Mendelsohn and is currently threatened with partial demolition.
To this end, they have written a letter to the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation.
Read the letter here.
(Photo: S. Gorbatenko)

ICOMOS mourns Hannelore Puttinger

ICOMOS mourns Hannelore Puttinger

The German National Committee of ICOMOS e.V. mourns the passing away of its long-standing colleague Hannelore Puttinger (1939 - 2020) on 6 November.

Ms Puttinger, who grew up in Austria, worked for ICOMOS Germany from 1989, when the office moved from Mainz to Munich with the election of Michael Petzet as President. There she was mainly responsible for budget matters, membership administration and grant applications. Her responsibilities were considerably expanded when Michael Petzet was elected International President of ICOMOS in 1999, for which she benefited from her multilingualism. She retired at the end of 2004.
Members of ICOMOS Germany and worldwide appreciated not only her professional competence and reliability, but also her amiable, friendly and charming manner.

ICOMOS Germany will honour Hannelore Puttinger's memory.

(Photo: I. Cisek)

Brochure in Commemoration of Michael Petzet (1933 - 2019)

Brochure in Commemoration of Michael Petzet (1933 - 2019)

On 12 April 2020, Michael Petzet, who died on 29 May 2019, would have been 87 years old. ICOMOS Germany is taking this year's International Day of Monuments and Sites on 18 April as an opportunity to commemorate the long-standing president and honorary president of ICOMOS Germany and ICOMOS International and to make a collection of personal obituaries and memories of Michael Petzet compiled by Michael Jansen available online.
For decades, Michael Petzet and his life's work as a monument conservator and art historian followed the motto of the International Day of Monuments and Sites 2020: "Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility".
Read the brochure here.

 

ICOMOS Germany mourns the death of Michael Petzet (1933-2019)

ICOMOS Germany mourns the death of Michael Petzet (1933-2019)

On Wednesday, 29 May 2019, the long-time President of the German National Committee of ICOMOS and former President of ICOMOS International, Prof. Dr. Michael Petzet, died unexpectedly.
Petzet was appointed Bavarian Conservator General in 1974, an office he held until 1999. From 1988 to 2012 he was President of the German National Committee of ICOMOS and from 1999 to 2008 International President of ICOMOS.
With his numerous writings and lectures, Petzet rendered outstanding services to the principles of contemporary monument conservation worldwide. As an internationally recognized expert on World Heritage issues, he was a sought-after UNESCO advisor and reviewer. He is regarded as a pioneer in the Preventive Monitoring of World Heritage sites to avoid monument conflicts and founded the ICOMOS series "Heritage at Risk".
In 2013, Petzet was awarded the Karl-Friedrich-Schinkel-Ring of the Deutsches Nationalkomitee für Denkmalschutz for his lifetime achievement.
ICOMOS Germany will always honour the memory of its honorary president.

 

29 October 2018, Strasbourg -- Dr. Jerzy Ilkosz receives German Prize for Monument Protection 2018

At the suggestion of the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE) and at the request of the German National Committee of ICOMOS, the "German Prize for Monument Protection 2018 – Karl-Friedrich-Schinkel-Ring" will be awarded to our ICOMOS colleague Dr. Jerzy Ilkosz (Wroclaw, Poland).

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Newsletter of ICOMOS Germany 1/2017

The first Newsletter of 2017 (in German) discusses an points out a number of conferences, other events and news in the past and coming months. Please read more here.

July 2016 - ICOMOS Germany adopts Memorandum on Syria

On behalf of the Annual General Meeting of ICOMOS Germany held on 28 November 2015 the Board of the German National Committee of ICOMOS adopted a Memorandum on 22-23 July 2016 called "For the Safeguarding and Preservation of the Cultural Sites in Syria". The English version of the Memorandum can be found here.

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