All ISC20C membership records are received and maintained by the Secretary General (SG). The SG retains the membership archive of all membership applications, CVs and membership decisions. A membership sub committee may be appointed, or the Bureau may function as such. Secretary General provides membership summary at the AGM of the ISC 20C and for the ICOMOS annual report.

Membership categories are designated by ISC20C Statutes (August 2009), which are made available on the website.

The ISC20C statutes are very specific about requiring members to be active and encouraging younger professionals to become involved. It is hoped that existing members will introduce at least one younger member each year.

A requirement of ISC20C membership is that members are active. The Bureau will have the right to dismiss any member who is inactive for more than one year without explanation, who commits an action which may bring the Committee into disrepute, or who does not behave in accordance with the Ethical Commitment Statement for ICOMOS Members. Dismissal procedures will include notification of the ICOMOS International Secretariat

The ISC20C Action Plan will include training initiatives in relation to Twentieth Century Heritage and opportunities for associate members and young professionals to develop their specialist knowledge and competency in Twentieth Century Heritage conservation.

The ICOMOS Twentieth Century ISC has four types of membership and manages a mailing list of interested people that includes our founding members.


In accordance with the decision of the 2006 Scientific Council meeting in Edinburgh, National Committees will designate one expert member to vote for the Committee Bureau and on changes to the C20 ISC Statutes.

ISC20C POLICY: Designation letter from ICOMOS National Committee also requires a copy of the CV


Expert members may be nominated by national ICOMOS committees, ISCs or may be self- nominated. If self nominated, two supporting letters of recommendation from ICOMOS members who know the nominee are needed. In addition, nominees are to submit a letter of interest and their CV.

Applications will be assessed by the Committee’s Secretary General and two other members.

Expert members must demonstrate competency in the subject through a minimum of ten years professional experience, relevant education and training, and most importantly, they must commit to actively participate in the work of the Committee.

Expert members must be ICOMOS members, and agree to abide by the Ethical Commitment Statement for ICOMOS Members, Madrid 2002. Failure to behave accordingly may result in dismissal by the Bureau.

There is no limit on the number of expert members that can be nominated by national committees and ISCs to the committee, and to vote on other committee decisions.

ISC20C POLICY Expert members are Invited annually by President writing to NCs and ISCs (November), to submit CV for review. Process for acceptance is that the SG assess and recommends to Bureau with full CV asap after receipt.


Associate members are ICOMOS members who wish to build up their interest and expertise in Twentieth Century Heritage conservation. Associate members will generally be younger practitioners willing to actively participate in the work of the Committee. Associate members are conditionally accepted for a period of three years, after which time their contribution to the Committee will be evaluated for possible elevation to be an expert member. Associate members are accorded no voting rights.

CVs invited but not required


May be appointed by the Committee in recognition of the services they have rendered to the Committee or in recognition of their activities in favor of the Committee’s objectives. Honorary members have no voting rights


Institutional members may include organisations, institutions, academic programmes, government agencies and NGOs whose work and mission closely align to those of the Committee. Institutional membership is generally valid for one triennium but may be renewed indefinitely in three year periods. Institutional members are accorded no voting rights


Individuals identified by the ICOMOS Executive Committee in 2005 as being appropriate experts to assist in establishing the ISC20C. Some have since become members or associates of the ISC20C. They remain on the electronic mailing list, but unless now members or associates, do not play an active role in the ISC20C


People who have indicated interest in ISC20C but have not indicated interest in joining formally. Often includes people who have been to an annual meeting.

No CVs submitted or responsibilities

RIITTA SALASTIE (FINLAND), Membership Secretary
Riitta Salastie works as an historic conservation architect at the City Planning Department of the City of Helsinki where she has developed methodologies for the conservation of the 20th C heritage. The conservation of the Pihlajamäki 1960s mass housing area has been presented in the Biennale of Finnish Architecture 0607 by the Finnish Architecture Museum. Riitta is editor of the book Integrity and Authenticity in Modern Movement Architecture – Case Paimio Hospital by Icomos Finland. Riitta is currently a Vice President for the bureau of the ISC20C.