National Scientific Committees

The ICOMOS Sri Lanka has set up National Scientific Committees on various themes and subjects corresponding to those of ICOMOS International. The objectives of setting up these National Scientific Committees are to gather, promote and disseminate information concerning principles, techniques and policies as well as to carryout scientific research/ inquiry and develop best practices on these subjects/ themes to foster a multi-disciplinary approach to heritage protection and management, in fulfillment of the goals of ICOMOS Sri Lanka.

The National Scientific Committees provide a platform for the members of ICOMOS Sri Lanka, interested/ expertise in their preferred themes and subjects related to heritage to work together to protect and manage such aspects of heritage. These committees serve as ICOMOS Sri Lanka’s technical bodies of each of the themes.  The National Scientific Committees allow members to interact with the members of the corresponding International Scientific Committees and national committees of other countries and to engage in more in-depth discussions on theory, guidelines, charters, standards, ethics etc. The National Scientific Committees also allow non-members and volunteers to get themselves involved with the activities of respective areas of interest.

The National Scientific Committees set up so far are:

ISCARSAH – SL: National Scientific Committee on Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage

ICAHM – SL: National Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management

ISCCL – SL: National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes

CIIC – SL: National Scientific Committee on Cultural Routes

ICTC – SL: National Scientific Committee on Cultural Tourism

ISCEAH – SL: National Scientific Committee on Earthen Architectural Heritage

ISCEC – SL: National Scientific Committee on Economics of Conservation

ISCES – SL: National Scientific Committee on Energy and sustainability

ICOFORT – SL: National Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage

CIPA – SL: National Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation

CIVVIH – SL: National Scientific Committee on Historic Cities, Towns and Villages

ICIP – SL: National Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites

ICICH – SL: National Scientific Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage

ICLAFI – SL: National Scientific Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues

PRERICO – SL: National Scientific Committee on Places of Religion and Ritual

ICORP -SL: National Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness

CAR -SL: National Scientific Committee on Rock Art

ISCSBH – SL: National Scientific Committee on Shared Built Heritage

ISCV – SL: National Scientific Committee on Stained Glass

ISCS – SL: National Scientific Committee on Stone

Theophilos – SL: National Scientific Committee on Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration

CIF – SL: National Scientific Committee on Training

ICUCH – SL: National Scientific Committee on Underwater Cultural Heritage

CIAV – SL: National Scientific Committee on Vernacular Architecture

IIWC – SL: National Scientific Committee on Wood

ISC20C – SL: National Scientific Committee on 20th Century Heritage

ISCIH – SL: National Scientific Committee on Industrial Heritage