The 9th ICOMOS annual meeting and scientific conference took place in Riga, Latvia from 8-10 May 2014.
To remember the 50th anniversary of the Charter of Venice, to rethink the role of social tools in motivation of restoration of cultural heritage, and to consider the positive experience in restoration of monuments of architecture after World War II. ICOMOS International Scientific Committee Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration provides the annual meeting of experts in an encouraging way of traditional exchange of opinion in conference reports, as well as thematically organised work in three sections:
1. European experience in conservation and maintenance of heritage of architecture;
2. Complex restoration of architectural ensembles in urban and vernacular space;
3. Philosophy of the reception of Heritage after WW II.
The main objectives of the meeting and conference
– To remember the 50th anniversary of the Charter of Venice and to restart and activate the criteria and principles of the Charter,
– To analyse the social motivation for all works of protection of cultural heritage and restoration of monuments of architecture,
– To exchange on international level the positive experience of conservation and restoration of urban complexes and single monuments of architecture,
– To define objective criteria for protection as a documents of time and culture the heritage of post-war architecture and environment.
Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar presented her paper on “Historic Cities under Siege: Postcolonial Perspectives on Urban Heritage from South Asia”