News and Events

Monthly Meetings and Talks

Meetings of the National Committee are held the second Tuesday each month at the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, 63 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 at 6pm.
The meeting can take the format of a general membership meeting or a presentation by an ICOMOS Member. These range from policy matters to case studies and issues for professional practice and are characterised by valuable interdisciplinary profession discussion.
The committee meetings are preceded by a Board meeting which reports briefly to the main members meeting.

ICOMOS Meeting Schedule 2020

 

Maura Shaffrey Lecture

The 23rd Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture will take place on Thursday, 18th October 2021.

The lecture, Cultural Heritage: A Missing Link in Climate Action: Post COP26 – Has the Gap been filled? will be delivered by Andrew Potts, former Focal Point of the ICOMOS International Climate Change and Cultural Heritage Working Group.

Senator Alice-Mary Higgins will deliver the response. For further details, please see the flyer for the event here

Please book your ticket for this online event via our Eventbrite page – click here

Past Lectures

Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture 2020:
‘People and Place: Expressions of Shared Heritage Through Intangible Cultural Heritage’
Clara Arokiosamy, OBE 
This presentation can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture 2019:
‘Keeping Heritage Above Water’ 
Dr. Cara Augustenborg 
All presentations can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture 2018:
‘Future Historic City: New Approaches for a Sustainable 21st Century City’ 
Professor Michael Turner
This presentation can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture 2017:
‘The Heritage of Tourism: Keeping Sight of Sites’
Dr. Peter Harbison 

Seminars and Workshops

Climate Change Conversations: Cultural Heritage

As part of Heritage Week 2021, ICOMOS Ireland held an online Climate Conversation, with generous support from the Heritage Council. 

The planet is at a crossroads where business as usual is no longer an option. In December 2020, the ICOMOS General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency. The declaration also recognises the immense potential of cultural heritage to enable inclusive, transformative and just climate action. Climate change is the most pressing issue of our time, and will affect every aspect of our lives. The solution will require action at every level of society. For Heritage Week 2021, in advance of COP26, ICOMOS Ireland held a public Climate Change Conversation, aimed at identifying ways and means to expand knowledge and define good practice for supporting heritage responses to climate change. The event will consist of three short introductory talks, followed by a 40 minute discussion with participation from the audience. What can ICOMOS Ireland do to focus on Climate Change?

  • Introduction – Deirdre McDermott 
  • Built Heritage Sectoral Adaptation Plan and the Climate Heritage Network – Jacqui Donnelly 
  • Climate Change: a Monumental Challenge – Professor John Sweeney 

A recording of this event can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

Past Events

2019:

June 2019: The Culture Nature Spectrum: Conversations about Irish Cultural Landscapes with an International Perspective
The ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes hosted an International meeting and Public Symposium in Dublin. All presentations can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.

2018:

9-10th April 2018:
ICOMOS Ireland and the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (ISCES+CC) held a meeting and public seminar on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Dublin.

18th April 2018: International Day of Monuments and Sites – ‘Heritage for Generations’
ICOMOS Ireland Emerging Professionals held an open information evening and walking tour exploring the charters and conventions which shape conservation and cultural heritage practice. Videos of this event have been created with generous support from the Heritage Council. These videos can be viewed on our YouTube channel – please click here.