Chronological List of International Charters, Resolutions, Declarations and other doctrinal texts (up to Oct 2012)

Compliled by Pearl Wang

19th Century

1877 The Principles of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings as Set Forth Upon its Foundation (The SPAB Manifesto) {pagebreak}

1904

1904 Recommendations of the Madrid Conference

1930s

1931 The Athens Charter for the Restoration of Historic Monuments

1932 Italian Norms for the Restoration of Monuments; Italy

1935 Protection of Artistic and Scientific Institutions and Historic Monuments

1950s

1954 Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, the Hague Convention, 14 May 1954

1954 European Cultural Convention, 19 December 1954

1956 Recommendation on International Principles Applicable to Archaeological Excavations

1956 Recommendation Concerning International Competitions in Architecture and Town Planning

1960s

1962 Recommendation Concerning the Safeguarding of the Beauty and Character of Landscapes and Sites, UNESCO

1964 The Venice Charter: International Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites

1964 Recommendation on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property

1967 The Norms of Quito

1968 Recommendation Concerning the Preservation of Cultural Property Endangered by Public or Private Works. UNESCO

1969 European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (6 May 1969)
Note: This Convention has been replaced by the [Revised] European Convention for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage of Europe of 16 January 1992.

1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property

1970s

1972 Budapest Resolution on the Introduction of Contemporary Architecture into Ancient Groups of Buildings; Budapest

1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (16 Nov 72)

1972 Recommendation Concerning the Protection, at National Level, of the Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO

1975 The Declaration of Amsterdam

1975 Resolution of the International Symposium on the Conservation of Smaller Historic Towns

1975 European Charter of the Architectural Heritage

1976 Convention on the Protection of the Archeological, Historical, and Artistic Heritage of the American Nations

1976 Cultural Tourism, UNESCO

1976 Recommendation Concerning the International Exchange of Cultural Property

1976 Recommendation Concerning the Safeguarding and Contemporary Role of Historic Areas, UNESCO, Nairobi

1978 Recommendation for the Protection of Moveable Cultural Property

1980 The Lahore Charter, UNESCO

1980 Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images

1980s

1981 The Burra Charter: The Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance

1981 The Florence Charter

1982 The Declaration of Dresden

1982 Charter for the Preservation of Quebec's Heritage: Deschambault Declaration

1982 The Tlaxcala Declaration on the Revitalization of Smaller Settlements

1983 Appleton Charter for the Protection and Enhancement of the Built Environment

1993 Declaration of Rome

1985 European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property (text version) (23 June 85)

1985 Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe — Convention pour la Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Architectural de l'Europe (3 Oct 85)

1987 ICOMOS Charter: The Conservation of Historic Towns and Urban Areas (Washington Charter)

1987 The First Brazilian Seminar About the Preservation and Revitalization of Historic Centers

1988 Revised the Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance (The Burra Charter)

1989 National Charter for the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Property (draft); Lahore, Pakistan

1989 Recommendation on the Safeguarding of Traditional Culture and Folklore

1989 The Vermillion Accord on Archaeological Ethics and the Treatment of the Dead

1990 ICOMOS Charter: for the Protection and Management of the Archaeological Heritage

1990 Archaeological Heritage Management

1990s

1991 Bergen Protocol on Communications and Relations among Cities of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC), Bergen

1991 Québec City Declaration

1991 The York Charter for Reconstruction After War

1992 European Convention for the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage of Europe (Revised) (16 Jan 92)

1992 New Orleans Charter for the Joint Preservation of Historic Structures and Artifacts, APT / AIC

1992 ICOMOS New Zealand: Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Heritage Value

1992 US/ICOMOS A Preservation Charter for the Historic Towns and Areas of the United States of America

1992 Cultural Heritage (Benda Cagar Budaya), Government of the Republic of Indonesia Law No. 5, 1992

1992 Charter of Courmayeur

1993 Declaration of Oaxaca

1993 The Fez Charter adopted by the Founding General Assembly of the Organization of World Heritage Cities

1993 Guidelines for Education and Training in the Conservation of Monuments, Ensembles and Sites

1993 UN General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/48/15) on the Return or Restitution of Cultural Property to the Countries of Origin

1994 Buenos Aires Draft Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (August 1994)

1994 The Nara Document on Authenticity (1-6 November 1994)

1994 Resolution on Information as an Instrument for Protection Against War Damages to the Cultural Heritage, UNESCO

1995 Secretary for the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

1995 Unidroit Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects (24 June 1995)

1995 Bergen Protocol on Communications and Relations among Cities of the Organization of World Heritage Cities

1995 Charter for Cultural Tourism

1996 NATO-Partnership for Peace (PfP) Conference on Cultural Heritage Protection in Wartime and in State Emergency, Cracow, 18-21 June 1996.

1996 ICOMOS Charter on the Protection and Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage

1996 Declaration of San Antonio at the InterAmerican Symposium on Authenticity in the Conservation and Management of the Cultural Heritage

1996 Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Heritage Value (New Zealand Charter), ICOMOS New Zealand

1996 Principles for the Recording of Monuments, Groups of Buildings and Sites; Bulgaria

1996 Declaration of Valencia

1997 Evora Appeal in favour of tourism development geared to safeguarding the vitality and character of historic cities, September 20, 1997

1997 Document of Pavia (Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Towards A European Profile Of The Conservator – Restorer”, PAVIA 18-22 OCTOBER 1997)

1997 Declaration of Quebec

1997 Frederick Charter

1998 Declaration of Melbourne

1998 Promote the Integrated Conservation of Historic Complexes Composed of Immovable and Moveable Property

1998 Declaration of ICOMOS, marking the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Stockholm, Sweden

1999  International Cultural Tourism charter: Managing Tourism at Places of Heritage Significance, Mexico, October 1999

1999 Charter on the Built Vernacular Heritage

1999 International Wood Committee Charter: Principles for the Preservation of Historic Timber Buildings

1999 Second Protocol to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

2000 Riga Charter on Authenticity and Historical Reconstruction in Relationship to Cultural Heritage; Latvia

2000 Safeguarding Historic Urban Ensembles in a Time of Change: A Management Guide; Quebec

2000  European Landscape Convention, also known as the Florence Convention

2000s

2003  The Hoi An Declaration on Conservation of Historic Districts of Asia

2003  ICOMOS Charter – Principles for the Analysis, Conservation and Structural Restoration of Architectural Heritage

2003  ICOMOS Principles for the Preservation and Conservation-Restoration of Wall Paintings

2005  Vienna Memorandum on “World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture – Managing the Historic Urban Landscape”

2005  Xi'an Declaration on the Conservation of the Setting of Heritage Structures, Sites and Areas

2005  The Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society

2008  The Quebec Declaration on the Preservation of the Spirit of the Place

2008  ICOMOS Charter on Cultural Routes

2008  The ICOMOS Charter For The Interpretation And Presentation of Cultural Heritage Sites

2010  Lima Declaration for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

2010  Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Heritage Value

2010s

2011  The Paris Declaration On heritage as a driver of development

2011  The Dublin Principles – Joint ICOMOS – TICCIH Principles for the Conservation of Industrial Heritage Sites, Structures, Areas and Landscapes

2011  The Valletta Principles for the Safeguarding and Management of Historic Cities, Towns and Urban Areas

2012  UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

2012  Taipei Declaration for Asian Industrial Heritage