In Memoriam

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Henry Forrester Cleere

(1926-2018)

Henry started his working life in the coal and steel industry. He turned to archaeology gaining a PhD at University College London in 1980, and become Director of the Council for British Archaeology from 1974 to 1991. He edited several major works.
Henry’s association with ICOMOS dates back to 1975, when he joined the UK National Committee. At the Rome General Assembly in 1981 he was elected a member of the international ICOMOS Executive Committee, on which he served for nine years. During that period  he played a major role in the creation of the ICOMOS International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) in 1984 and later as a prime mover in the drafting of the 1990 ICOMOS Charter on Archaeological Heritage Management.
For eleven years (1992 to 2002) he worked as World Heritage Coordinator at the ICOMOS International Secretariat in Paris. During that period he carried out evaluation and monitoring missions to more  than 100 World Heritage sites in more than 40 countries and was responsible for the presentation of ICOMOS evaluations of over 350 properties to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

[click] Obituary - ICOMOS UK
[click] Obituary - ICOMOS
[click] Obituary - IUCN
[click] Obituary - University College London
[click] Obituary - University of Sussex
[click] Obituary - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
[click] Basic biographical information (cv)
[click] Hommage by professional colleagues
[click] Article: Impact of World Heritage Listing
[click] UNESCO World Heritage Center Oral Archive: profile of Henry Cleere in English & Français

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click on image to access Henry Cleere's interview by C. Cameron

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With F. LeBlanc at the ICOMOS AGM in Paris, 2011.

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At the ICOMOS AGM in Paris, 2011

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With Jukka Jokilehto and Jean-Louis Luxen at the World Heeritage Committee meeeting in Phuket, Thailand, 1994

imageHenry with a panda!

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