Fortifications & Military Heritage

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage (IcoFort)

ICOFORT was established by ICOMOS in 2005 to:

  • Promote awareness of the structures, landscapes and monuments, including its historical, architectural, artistic and scientific, and to promote the conservation and maintenance of military fortifications, structures, landscapes strength and other objects and places related to military heritage
  • Be available to help achieve ICOMOS his role as advisor to the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Conduct specialized studies and encourage the application of professional experience in relation to the problems of conservation of historic fortifications and military heritage
  • Actively pursue international cooperation for the identification, protection and preservation of historic fortifications, military structures, landscapes and military sites, other military heritage monuments


Guideline: Caring for war memorials,  Heritage Branch, QLD Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, 2014 [PDF size: 4.9MB]

This guideline provides detailed advice on how to care for monumental war memorials and honor boards by outlining the processes and methods to ensure heritage values are maintained.

(From personal reference resources of AICOMOS member Fiona Gardiner)