ICOMOS ISC on 20th Century Heritage is pleased to report
that the Board of the Hong Kong Antiquities Authority announced on Monday, 17 December 2012, that
the West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, for which ICOMOS ISC20C had issued a Heritage Alert in June
2012, will be retained in government use, and the whole site will be graded 1, the highest grade under the Hong Kong legislation.
The site will be used to house Department of Justice offices rather than being sold for a hotel development.
In the run up to the meeting of the Antiquities Board, the ICOMOS International
Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage (ISC20C) issued a further press release and its President,
Ms Sheridan Burke, gave a video presentation to the Board, recommending that the whole site be equally graded
1, accorded monument status and that the ICOMOS Madrid Document be used to guide adaptive re-use work of
To view the video presentation, please click
on the following YouTube weblink:
PRESS RELEASE by President ISC20C, Ms Sheridan Burke, West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong
THE DATE !
Currently, the International Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage
is planning its annual meeting for 2013. Please see below for Save the Date information, including Conference
and Registration information.
ISC20C Annual Meeting 2013,
(Twentieth Century Heritage) will hold its annual meeting in Chandigarh, India, on October
1-2, 2013 which will include a workshop on modern serial site nominations and include tours of Chandigarh.
The ISC20C meeting will be followed on October 3-4, 2013 by an
International Conference, Filling the Gaps: World Heritage and the 20th Century.
and collaborating organizations include: The Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture with the support of ICOMOS
India and the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Architecture (NIASA)
For more detail information, please visit:
Click here for ISC20C Annual Meeting and International Conference in Chandigarh 2013
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) works through its International
Scientific Committee on Twentieth-century heritage (ISC20C) to promote the identification, conservation and presentation of
Twentieth-century heritage places. The committee is multidisciplinary. It encourages younger members to participate in specific
projects and works in partnerships with relevant regional and international organisations such as UAI, TICCIH and Docomomo.
ICOMOS is an international conservation non-government organisation of conservation professionals which acts as UNESCO's adviser
on cultural heritage and the World Heritage Convention. Through its 90 national committees and 28 International Scientific
Committees, ICOMOS can engage a wide range of participants in the promotion and protection of the heritage places of the Twentieth-century.
ISC200C considers that it is the mid to late Twentieth-century places that are most at risk, through lack of recognition,
conservation and celebration and co-ordinates a range of projects, conferences, declarations and publications to address these
Click here to download ISC20C Info Sheet 2012