Did you know Australia is a global heritage leader?

Over 1200 delegates from the International Council on Monuments and Sites will meet in Sydney, to discuss pressing issues facing the heritage sector.
Sydney Opera House sails illuminated for Vivid Sydney

For many nations, Australia is considered a young country. It is interesting then, that it has been selected as the destination for the 21st General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS (the International Council on Monuments and Sites).

The meeting of more than 1200 delegates from 100 countries will descend upon Sydney from 31 August to 9 September, bringing new World Heritage perspectives and timely discussions to our shores.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina