Andrew Leith, a student in UTSOA's Historic Preservation Program, has been selected to participate in the prestigious ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) Internship Program.
The ICOMOS Internship is a worldwide platform for students and emerging professionals to be involved in preservation activities around the world. Each year, thousands of applicants from the fields of historic preservation, architecture, archaeology, art history, material conservation, and cultural resource management apply for this program. Only fifteen are selected to intern at a specific international location. In summer 2016, Andrew will be interning for ten weeks in Jamaica at the Falmouth Heritage Renewal site.
ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organization 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. Its work is based on the principles enshrined in the 1964 International Charter on the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites (the Venice Charter). 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.
For more information, please visit www.icomos.org.