International Charters

The World Heritage Center

Charters adopted by the general assembly of ICOMOS and by ICOMOS national committees

CHAPTERS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ICOMOS

  • International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites (The Venice Charter): [PDF]
  • Historic Gardens (The Florence Charter): [PDF]
  • Charter for the Conservation of Historic Towns and Urban Areas (The Washington Charter): [PDF]
  • Charter for the Protection and Management of the Archaeological Heritage: [PDF]
  • Charter on the Built Vernacular Heritage: [PDF]
  • ICOMOS Charter – Principles for the Analysis, Conservation and Structural Restoration of Architectural Heritage: [PDF]
  • ICOMOS Charter on Cultural Routes: [PDF]
  • The Nara Document on Authenticity: [PDF]

CHAPTERS ADOPTED BY ICOMOS NATIONAL COMMITTEES

  • The Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places and Cultural Significance (The Burra Charter): [Website Link: ICOMOS Australia Charters | PDF]
  • Appleton Charter for the Protection and Enhancement of the Built Environment (ICOMOS Canada): [PDF]
  • Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Heritage Value (ICOMOS New Zealand): [PDF]