ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage. 

ICOMOS is a network of experts that benefits from the interdisciplinary exchange of its members, among which are architects, historians, archaeologists, art historians, geographers, anthropologists, engineers and town planners.

The members of ICOMOS contribute to improving the preservation of heritage, the standards and the techniques for each type of cultural heritage property: buildings, historic cities, cultural landscapes and archaeological sites

ICOMOS-Jordan is a national organization that aims to engage professionals and advocates of cultural heritage preservation in Jordan. We work to build partnerships to enhance cooperation and improve the standards of heritage management and preservation through research and practice. We are committed to strengthening our regional network and connecting closely with our international family of committees.

HRH Princess Dana Firas

The International Council on Monuments and Sites-Jordan (ICOMOS-Jordan) officially launched its activities on Thursday evening (20, June 2019) with more than 100 participant from the heritage sector in Jordan who joined our celebration at the Jordan Museum in Amman. The event was honored with prominent guests including; ICOMOS-Jordan President H.R.H. Princess Dana Firas, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities H.E. Majd Shweikeh, Director General of the Department of Antiquities Yazeed Elayyan, and many other distinguished members of the Jordanian heritage community. The event also included a well-attended press conference.

ICOMOS-Jordan was officially approved by ICOMOS International Secretariat, an event that was celebrated in a reception attended by with Professor Toshiyuki Kono, President of the ICOMOS, on Thursday, 04/18/2019.


The vision of ICOMOS-Jordan is to support and promote the conservation of our National Jordanian cultural heritage through awareness and capacity building, coordination, consultation, and also through the supporting of research in the areas of protection, conservation, management, and continuity of our cultural heritage.

ICOMOS-Jordan strives to elevate the discussion on heritage conservation to a more critical level that is based on the most recent dogma and international norms; and also to serve as an advisory body to our national organizations representing Jordan at regional and international venues.


The mission of ICOMOS-Jordan centers on insuring the continuity of our national cultural heritage by means of:

  • Promoting of the conservation of cultural heritage through conducting meetings, organizing seminars, and also through publications.

  • Capacity building by organizing training courses delivered by local and international experts.

  • Contributing to research on cultural heritage.

  • Providing consultation on issues related to heritage conservation and management.

  • Serving as an advisory body to our national organizations on issues related to our Jordanian cultural heritage.

  • Establishing and contributing to data bases and a body of knowledge on heritage sites, research, and experts.

  • Organizing of events related to awareness building and to the continuity of our national cultural heritage.

Board Members

The Board is the managing body of ICOMOS-Jordan. It is constituted of 7 members elected by the General Assembly: the President, the Secretary General, the Treasurer General, Vice-President, making the Bureau, and 3 members

Princess Dana Firas: ICOMOS-Jordan’s President.

Princess Dana is a global advocate for heritage protection and preservation as a foundation for development, responsible tourism, identity and political participation, and peace building. She was named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in June 2017 by the UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. Currently, she serves as the President of the Board of Directors of Petra National Trust and is patron, and supporter of a number of important organizations for culture and heritage globally.

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