ICAHM Internal Documents

International Agreements and Conventions
Other Documents
  • Archaeological Heritage Conservation and Management by Brian Egloff, ICAHM’s past-president, is available as a free to download or to purchase from Archaeopress.
    Abstract: Archaeological heritage conservation is all too often highly conflicted and fraught with pitfalls in part due to a poor understanding of the historical and current underpinnings that guide best practice. When heritage places are managed with international principles in mind the sites stand out as evidencing superior outcomes. The International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management expresses concern in the Salalah Guidelines of 2017 with the persistent problems facing archaeological sites that are open to the public. National heritage icons face overwhelming pressure to provide the mainstay of local, national and international tourism economies while in some instances being situated in locations destined for major development or military conflict. Leaders in the field of archaeological heritage conservation, particularly with respect to World Heritage listed properties, assert that economic interests often are at the forefront of management decision making while heritage values are given lesser, if any, consideration. Continuing and future zones of discomfort such as the impact of war, theft of national cultural property, over-development, unconstrained excavation, extreme nationalism, uncontrolled visitation and professionalisation need to be addressed if future generations are to be afforded the same heritage values as are available today. 
  • The Getty Conservation Institute Meeting Report: Archaeology and Conservation Education Roundtable February 12-14, 2017
  • First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis Handbook and Toolkit
    This is the outcome of nearly a decade of field experience gained by ICCROM, and a close partnership between ICCROM, the Prince Claus Fund and the Smithsonian Institution. It has been developed to answer to the increasing need for cultural heritage professionals and humanitarians alike to have a reliable and user-friendly reference that integrates heritage safeguarding into emergency and recovery activities, offering standard operating procedures that are applicable in almost any crisis context.
  • A survey on the European perception of archaeology and archaeological heritage
    This booklet was created as part of a European cooperation programme called NEARCH, supported by the European Commission. The NEARCH partnership is designed to create new scenarios for archaeology and heritage; to foster the relationship between contemporary European societies and our realm of expertise. It aims to understand what citizens think and expect of their relation with heritage; involve communities in our processes, our decisions; and understand what it means for us as professionals. We are trying to create contexts to rethink our discipline and open our field to more collective and inclusive practices.