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22-23 July 2021, Kazanlak (Bulgaria) -- Conference: In Restauro. Post-War Heritage of Art and Architecture in Central and Eastern Europe. Integrated Approaches to Dissonant Monuments and Sites

The event is prompted by the successfully completed projects "Conservation Management Plan" and "Emergency Mosaics' Stabilization for Buzludzha Monument" in Bulgaria. The conference will include other conservation and restoration projects on post-war modernism in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as comparable examples funded by the Getty Foundation under the "Keeping it Modern" initiative, which started in 2014 and ended in 2020.
For more information on the conference see the Conference Flyer
as well as the exposé and the press release.
You can register for the conference here.

Underground Architecture Revisited

Results of the international conference of the German National Committee of ICOMOS and Berlin Monument Authority with the Initiative Kerberos at the Berlinische Galerie - Museum of Modern Art, 20 - 23 February 2019,
edited on behalf of the organisers by Ralf Liptau, Verena Pfeiffer-Kloss and Frank Schmitz

Continuation of online event series: Context, Contrast, Continuity - Heritage Conservation and Urban Development

The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development” focuses on how the needs of conservation as well as development requirements can be managed in the urban context. How can historically developed urban fabrics/structures or singular buildings withstand the pressure for change from e.g. the real estate industry or housing demands? What can be done by the City’s administration, politicians and society to protect its cultural heritage? How can existing buildings be integrated into the ongoing development and possibly be adapted to the new standards of living of our era?  Researchers and professionals from Israel as well as Germany will address and discuss these and similar questions.The international online debate event series “Context, Contrast, Continuity – Heritage Conservation and Urban Development” is a cooperation of the Liebling Haus- White City Center (Tel Aviv Yafo), the Deutsches Architekturmuseum and the ernst-may-gesellschaft (Frankfurt am Main) and ICOMOS Deutschland. It forms part of the 40th anniversary of the City Partnership Frankfurt Tel Aviv.
More information about the series of lectures can be found here.


On the occasion of the Federal Republic's six-month Presidency of the Council of the European Union (July – December 2020), the planned conference will focus on archaeological World Heritage sites in Europe, the protection and preservation of which can only be guaranteed by the European states and their neighbours together.
(Fig.: World Heritage Site Haithabu and Danewerk; photo: Conny Fehre, Archäologisches Landesamt Schleswig-Holstein) ... mehr

Electronic Publication III "Grenzen und Nachbarschaften, Wanderungen und Begegnung / Frontières et voisinages, Migrations et rencontre"

Documentation of the conference of the working group "Migration und Erbe“ of ICOMOS Germany in cooperation with the working group SAGE at the University of Strasbourg and the Faculty Architektur und Bauwesen at the Hochschule Technik und Wirtschaft Karlsruhe within the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage / Strasbourg, 13th - 15th September 2018
Eds.: Sigrid Brandt und Christoph Schwarzkopf
Berlin 2020  

You can read/download the publication HERE.

13-14 July 2020 Online Conference: Promoting Europe's Cultural Heritage and Diversity - Who? How? With Whom?

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Heft LXXI Schloss - Stadt - Garten. Die Residenz als historische Kulturlandschaft (Kopie)

Palace - City - Garden. The Residence as Historic Cultural Landscape
Rostock 2019
Ergebnisse der gleichlautenden Tagung, Schwerin, 5.-7. November 2017

BarCamp #ClaimingHeritage in Berlin, 5 October 2019

Our cultural heritage is multi-faceted, diverse and individual. A rich selection of places is protec- ted in order to preserve them and give them a future. But this selection often does not represent the values and interests of all. The terms monument and heritage relate to various aspects of our built environment, but capture unconventional places and concepts often inadequately, just as experts have only a limited insight into value creation processes and social conceptions of the relevance of places and buildings. Techno clubs and ballrooms, skateparks and parklands, virtual and real reconstructions - who determines what is relevant for whom and how it should be handled?

On October 5th 2019, the working group »AG 2020« from ICOMOS Germany is organizing the BarCamp »ClaimingHeritage!«.
A BarCamp is a user-generated conference without preexisting programme. All participants create the course of the event at the beginning of the day.

Under the hashtag #Claiming Heritage, experts as well as interested laymen can suggest topics about the recognition, significance and handling of cultural heritage and discuss them in workshops, talks or round table discussions. 

Date: October 5, 2019
Place: Werkstatt der Kulturen, Wissmannstraße 32, 12049 Berlin
Registration: until September 30th via ag2020@icomos.de
Poster here

The event is organized in cooperation with the DFG Research Training Group 1913 »Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings« at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg. 

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.


Until 30 June 2019: CALL FOR POSTERS "Olympic Follies"

Student Poster Session at the International Conference "The Heritage of the Modern Olympic Games.
Historic Sports Facilities between Conservation and Conversion." Munich, November 7–9, 2019
More details can be found in the attachment.

Photo: Media Line by Hans Hollein, Olympic Village Munich (© Katarzyna Juszczyszyn, 2019)

Conference: The Modern Heritage of the Olympic Games (Munich, 7-8 November 2019)

In 2020, the Olympic Summer Games will take place in Tokyo, for which buildings of the venue for the Games of 1964 will also be used. In 2019, the year before the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan, ICOMOS Germany and the City of Munich are organising an international conference about the significance of Olympic facilities for the history of architecture and sport, on the occasion of the Bavarian initiative for a World Heritage nomination of Munich‘s Olympic Park of 1972. Under the patronage of the former mayor of Munich, Dr. Hans-Jochen Vogel, international experts will be presenting conservation perspectives for Olympic buildings of the 20th century and discussing the buildings‘ potential to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The conference follows the slogan “Sharing Heritage – Sharing Values” of the European Year of Cultural Heritage and will be sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Cultural Affairs and the Media. The event will be hosted by ICOMOS Germany and the Bavarian capital of Munich, in cooperation with the Bavarian Monument Conservation Authority (BLfD), the German Academy for Urban and Regional Planning (DASL), the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) and the Verein “Aktion Welterbe Olympiapark”.

You can register at olympia@icomos.de. There will be no conference fee.
The programme of the conference can be found here.

(Copyright cover image : IOC/ Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, Plakatsammlung 28728)

Until September 27, 2019: ICOMOS Student Competition 2019 "60plus - Subway and Traffic Constructions"

Pleas for the Preservation of Subway and Traffic Facilities of the Post-war Period
With the student competition, the organisers wish to continue the ICOMOS student competitions of 2015 "from 60 to 90" and 2017 "60plus XXL" and this time focus on the subway and traffic facilities of the post-war period. Analytical contributions on the significance, function and redevelopment or modernisation and transformation of listed traffic facilities are possible as well as conceptual contributions with proposals for conservation, restoration or conservation renewal and re-use.
Details of the call for contributions can be found in the annex (in German).

20-23 February 2019, Berlin -- Conference "Underground Architecture Revisited"

Architecture of modernity below ground. The international EYCH conference Underground Architecture Revisited will focus on the architectural design of underground stations of the second half of the 20th century in Europe. Transportation architecture very much characterises the appearance of our cities and also functions as place of identification for its users. Due to modernisation pressures in the large cities, infrastructures of post-war modernity are threatened by disfiguring alterations and loss.
The international conference wishes to provide a comparative stocktaking of this building task underneath our metropolises, a topic so far hardly ever dealt with. It also wishes to be an interdisciplinary exchange of experience between heritage conservation / heritage research with their experience in practical conservation on the one hand, and the companies, the operators and users of modern underground lines on the other hand. In accordance with the European Year of Cultural Heritage the conference wishes to address the experts as well as the interested public, and to sensitise both groups to the relevance and qualities of this young architectural heritage.
Organised by ICOMOS Germany, the Berlin Conservation Authority and the Kerberos Initiative in media partnership with moderneREGIONAL.de and in cooperation with Bundesstiftung Baukultur, Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG), Berlinische Galerie – Museum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur, Architekten- und Ingenieurverein zu Berlin, Architektenkammer Berlin, Baukammer Berlin as well as urbanophil.net.

No registration necessary. No admission charge.
You can find the programme here.

8-9 November 2018, Leipzig -- Conference "A Future for our Recent Past"

From 8-9 November 2018 ICOMOS Germany and ICOMOS Russia will be holding a conference together at the denkmal Fair in Leipzig. The topic is "A Future for Our Recent Past. Model Projects of Modern Heritage Conservation in Europe".
More details on the contents can be found in the Flyer.
A registration is not required; there is no conference fee.

9 November 2018, Leipzig -- Conference: "World Heritage: Places for Building Capacities and Lifelong Learning in Europe”

To ensure the implementation of the World Heritage Convention by enhancing knowledge and increasing awareness within civil society is both a continuous task and a challenge. Therefore, the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior, the Institute for Industrial Archaeology and History of Science and Technology (TU Bergakademie Freiberg), the German Commission for UNESCO, ICOMOS Germany and the Institute Heritage Studies Berlin wish to continue the exchange between World Heritage experts and civil society initiated in 2016 and invite you to the international conference "World Heritage: Places for Building Capacities and Lifelong Learning in Europe” on 9 November 2018.
Information on registration and the conference programme is included in the attached Flyer
Contact: Friederike Hansell, Saxon World Heritage Coordination, email: friederike.hansell@iwtg.tu-freiberg.de

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).
With this award, the German National Committee for Monument Protection honours the prize-winner for his "decades of honorary commitment to transnational cooperation in the research, mediation and preservation of the common cultural heritage of Germans and Poles. As a highly esteemed, internationally outstanding scientist and mediator, he knows how to build cultural bridges and, through exhibitions and publications, bring modern architecture in Silesia closer to a broad public across borders. He always seeks the dialogue between politics, investors, experts and the public with a high level of expertise and makes a major contribution to understanding between Poles and Germans".
The award ceremony will be taking place on 29 October 2018 in Strasbourg (France) on the occasion of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), the motto of which is "Sharing Heritage".
Photo: Plus Minus

Press Release and Review of Conference "Iron Curtain and Green Belt" (Berlin, 17-19 June 2018)

Iron Curtain and Green Belt – Networks and Cooperation Perspectives for a European Border Landscape
A conference organised by ICOMOS Germany, the Berlin Wall Foundation, the Berlin Heritage Conservation Authority, the Brandenburg Heritage Conservation Authority, IUCN, and other partners.
This conference was part of the programme for the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH).
Please read the press release disseminated after the conference.
Read also the review of the conference in: Die Denkmalpflege, 2/2018 (in German)
(Picture credit: Lara Dehnst)

E-Publication "Border Areas - Encounter Areas. Neighbourhood Conflicts and Neighbourhood Co-operations in Europe"

Results of the scientific symposium on the occasion of the annual meeting of the ICOMOS Europe Group (Berlin, 3-6 June 2017)
Berlin 2018
Read the publication here

17-18 April 2018, Mainz -- Conference: "Authenticity and Continuity"

On the Cultural Significance of Rebuilt Monuments (working title)
Conference on authenticity and continuity in the World Heritage context as well as on the question to what extent intangible authenticity concepts exist
Organised by the Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz and ICOMOS Germany.
For further information about the programme and registration please see the attached file.
(Photo: Rebuilt synagogue in Worms; R. Uhrig)

24 June 2018, Berlin -- Berliner Denkmalsalon "Metropolitan Jewish Cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe"

Venue: Jüdische Gemeinde Berlin, Oranienburger Str. 28-31, 10117 Berlin
6 to 9 pm
Evening event of ICOMOS Germany together with the Berlin Heritage Conservation Authority, Berlin's Jewish Community and the Centrum Judaicum Berlin on the occasion of the European Cultural Heritage Summit. Presentation of an international comparative study on Jewish Metropolitan Cemeteries in Central and Eastern Europe, prepared by Prof. Rudolf Klein, Budapest.
This event is a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.
Further information can be found under: https://sharingheritage.de/veranstaltungen/juedische-friedhoefe-des-19-und-20-jahrhunderts-in-mittel-und-osteuropa-2/ 

5-7 November 2017, Schwerin -- Conference "Palace - City - Garden. The Residence as Historic Cultural Landscape"

Together with various partners, ICOMOS Germany will be hosting the third Schwerin World Heritage conference from 5-7 November, the title of the conference being "Schloss - Stadt - Garten. Die Residenz als historische Kulturlandschaft"  ("Palace - City - Garden. The Residence as Historic Cultural Landscape").
Please find here information about the programme and the registration.

Photo: Volker Koehn, erlebnis-mv.de  

SAVE THE DATE: 19. Generalversammlung von ICOMOS in Neu Delhi, Indien (11.-15. Dez. 2017)

Die 19. ICOMOS-Generalversammlung wird vom 11. bis 15. Dezember 2017 in Neu-Delhi/Indien stattfinden. Neben einem wissenschaftlichen Programm werden auch Neuwahlen für den Vorstand von ICOMOS International stattfinden. Die "Pre-Meetings" sind bereits vom 8.-10. Dezember, die "Post-Meetings" und Events am 16. und 17. Dezember. Nähere Informationen können auf der offiziellen, laufend aktualisierten Webseite unter http://icomosga2017.org abgerufen werden.

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.

11. November 2016, denkmal 2016, Leipzig -- Tagung: Welterbe vermitteln - ein UNESCO-Auftrag

Veranstalter: Sächsisches Staatsministerium des Innern; Institut für Industriearchäologie, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte - TU Bergakademie Freiberg; Deutsches Nationalkomitee von ICOMOS e.V.; Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission e.V. ... mehr

ICOMOS-Heft LXII Industrielle Kulturlandschaften im Welterbe-Kontext

Ergebnisse einer Tagung von ICOMOS Deutschland und TICCIH Deutschland in Zusammenarbeit mit der Stiftung Industriedenkmalpflege und Geschichtskultur und den Partnern im Welterbe-Projekt "Industrielle Kulturlandschaft Ruhrgebiet". ... mehr

28. September - 2. Oktober 2016, Lübeln/Wendland -- Conservation and Rehabilitation of Vernacular Heritage: The Cultural Landscape of Wendland Circular Villages

Internationale Tagung, veranstaltet vom ICOMOS CIAV-Komitee sowie dem Niedersächsischen Landesamt für Denkmalpflege. ... mehr

9./10. November 2016, Leipzig -- Tagung: Nach der Stunde Null. Denkmalpflege, Archäologie und Städtebau als internationale Aufgabe

Veranstaltung des Deutschen Nationalkomitees von ICOMOS und des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) in Zusammenarbeit mit der Deutschen Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL) und dem Europae Archaeologiae Consilium – Rat der Archäologie Europas (EAC) ... mehr

5. Juni 2016, Berlin -- ICOMOS lädt zum Tag der offenen Tür ein

Anlässlich des deutschen UNESCO-Welterbesonntags am 5. Juni 2016 lädt ICOMOS Deutschland zum Tag der offenen Tür in die neue Geschäftsstelle, das historische Nicolaihaus, in Berlin-Mitte ein. ... mehr

ICOMOS Suisse trauert um Prof. Dr. Georg Germann

Vor wenigen Tagen erreichte uns die Nachricht von ICOMOS Suisse, dass dessen Mitglied Prof. Dr. Georg Germann am 11. September 2016 verstorben ist. ICOMOS Deutschland ist ihm insbesondere für seine gründlichen und von großem Fachwissen zeugenden Übersetzungen im Rahmen der Übertragung der internationalen Chartas und Grundsatzpapiere zur Denkmalpflege ins Deutsche zu großem Dank verpflichtet. ... mehr

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.

Mitgliederrundbrief 2/2016

Im einführenden Brief des Präsidenten wird Bilanz für das zurückliegende Halbjahr gezogen und auf die wichtigsten anstehenden Veranstaltungen und Termine der kommenden Wochen und Monate hingewiesen. Weitere Beiträge behandeln etwa die Arbeit der Deutschen Stiftung Welterbe, das neu gegründete Archaeological Heritage Network, die Vorbereitungen für das Europäische Kulturerbejahr 2018 sowie die gefährdete Textilfabrik "Rote Fahne" von Erich Mendelsohn in St. Petersburg. Lesen Sie mehr.

Office of ICOMOS Germany has moved to Berlin

At the beginning of January 2016 the office of ICOMOS Germany moved to the historic Nicolaihaus in the centre of Berlin. ... mehr

Mitgliederrundbrief 1/2016

Der erste Rundbrief nach dem Umzug der Geschäftsstelle in das historische Nicolaihaus in Berlin greift erneut eine Vielzahl von Themen auf und informiert die Mitglieder wie auch weitere Interessierte zudem über die wichtigsten Termine der kommenden Monate. Lesen Sie mehr.

Mitgliederversammlung 2015: Wahlergebnisse

Auf der diesjährigen Mitgliederversammlung am 28. November in Mainz wurde ein neuer Vorstand für die kommenden drei Jahre gewählt. Präsident Prof. Dr. Jörg Haspel, Vizepräsident Dr. Christoph Machat und Generalsekretärin Prof. Dr. Sigrid Brandt wurden wiedergewählt, ebenso Prof. Berthold Burkhardt, Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Rest. Ursula Schädler-Saub und Prof. Dr. Stefan Winghart für den erweiterten Vorstand. ... mehr

26.-28.11.2015, Mainz -- Tagung: Denkmal - Bau - Kultur. Konservatoren und Architekten im Dialog

Kolloquium anlässlich des 50-jährigen Jubiläums von ICOMOS Deutschland im Rathaus von Mainz. Eine Veranstaltung von ICOMOS Deutschland, der Architektenkammer Rheinland-Pfalz und der Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe Rheinland-Pfalz in Zusammenarbeit mit der Bundesstiftung Baukultur, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien aufgrund eines Beschlusses des Deutschen Bundestags. ... mehr

13. November 2015, Berlin -- Veranstaltung: Europas kulturelles Erbe - gemeinsame Chancen und Herausforderungen

Auftaktveranstaltung zum Europäischen Kulturerbejahr 2018
Veranstalter: Deutsches Nationalkomitee für Denkmalschutz, Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz, in Zusammenarbeit mit ICOMOS und der Technischen Universität Berlin ... mehr

City-Hof Hamburg: Der Protest geht weiter! Zweiter Offener Brief an Hamburgs Ersten Bürgermeister

11. November 2015
In einem zweiten Offenen Brief haben sich die Präsidentin des BHU und der Präsident von ICOMOS Deutschland erneut an Hamburgs Ersten Bürgermeister gewandt, um Ihrer Sorge Ausdruck zu verleihen, dass die Hamburger Bürgerschaft sich für einen Wettbewerbsbeitrag entscheiden könnte, der den vollständigen Abriss des City-Hofs vorsieht. ... mehr

9. November 2015 -- Magnus-Haus, Berlin, Protest gegen die drohende Überbauung des Gartens

In der Pufferzone der Welterbestätte Museumsinsel Berlin befindet sich das Magnus-Haus, eine großbürgerliche Stadtresidenz des 18. Jahrhunderts mit einem ummauerten Garten - im historischen Zentrum von Berlin heute ein absoluter Ausnahmefall. ... mehr

Bis 30.9.2015 -- Studentenwettbewerb: from 60 to 90: Studentische Plädoyers zur Erhaltung des architektonischen und städtebaulichen Erbes der Vorwendezeit

In einer konzertierten Aktion des Arbeitskreises Theorie u. Lehre in der Denkmalpflege und der Hochschule Trier sowie gefördert durch die Wüstenrot Stiftung wurde zum 50-jährigen Jubiläum von ICOMOS ein Studentenwettbewerb ausgelotet. ... mehr

14. September 2015 -- Pressemeldung: ICOMOS fordert Denkmalstatus für ICC Berlin

Zum gestrigen Tag des offenen Denkmals veröffentlichten der Internationale Denkmalrat (ICOMOS) und sein für das Bauerbe des 20. Jahrhunderts zuständiges Komitee (ISC20C) einen Aufruf zur Denkmaleintragung für das Internationale Congress Centrum (ICC Berlin. ... mehr

9. März 2015 -- Offener Brief zur Hauptpost in Leipzig

Angesichts des geplanten Umbaus der Hauptpost in Leipzig, eines Schlüsselbaus der Moderne in der DDR von 1961-64, haben sich ICOMOS Deutschland, der Bund Heimat und Umwelt Deutschland, DOCOMOMO Deutschland, der Arbeitskreis Theorie und Lehre der Denkmalpflege e. V. sowie Europa Nostra Deutschland in einem offenen Brief, der für eine bestandsorientierte Erhaltung plädiert, an den Sächsischen Staatsminister des Innern, Herrn Markus Ulbig, gewandt. ... mehr

ICOMOS-Publikationen digitalisiert

Ab sofort stehen - von wenigen Ausnahmen abgesehen - alle ICOMOS-Publikationen der Reihen Hefte des Deutschen Nationalkomitees, Monuments and Sites, Heritage at Risk und Monumenta als PDF-Dateien online zur Verfügung und können auch heruntergeladen werden. ... mehr

4. Juli, Bonn -- ICOMOS Deutschland berichtet bei 39. Welterbekomitee-Sitzung über Monitoringarbeit

Das Deutsche Nationalkomitee von ICOMOS hat sich an den Side Events während der 39. Welterbekomitee-Sitzung, die in diesem Jahr in Bonn vom 28. Juni bis 8. Juli stattfand, beteiligt. ... mehr

13. April 2015 -- UNESCO-Stellungnahme zur Zerstörung von Nimrud/Irak

UNESCO Director-General condemns destruction at Nimrud
UNESCO Press Release No. 2015-31

Paris, 13 April – UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today denounced further destruction at the archeological site of Nimrud in Iraq, shown in graphic detail on a video circulating on social media channels. ... mehr

3. März 2015 -- Stellungnahme von ICOMOS International zur jüngsten Zerstörung von Kulturgütern im Irak

ICOMOS Statement on the recent destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq

Just when the outer limits of one’s ability to be shocked by the depths of human iniquity seem to have been exceeded, something more cruel and brutal comes along that defies the definitions of outrage and horror. Such is the case with the recent videos released by the "Islamic State" featuring a cruel orgy of killings and now followed by the wanton destruction of universally valued cultural treasures in Iraq. ... mehr

6.2.2014 -- Weimarer Appell zur Erhaltung der Neuen Mensa, TU Dresden