Membership

The International Polar Heritage Committee is an active committee with two categories of membership, ref. below. If you fulfil the criteria for either Expert or Associate membership, and you are keen to contribute as a member of the IPHC, you are welcome to seek further information on the IPHC and apply for membership. In the first instance by contacting the Secretariat: iphc@icomos.org

‘5. Expert membership
(i) An Expert member will be a person with an active professional involvement and/or relevant practical experience in the protection and conservation of heritage sites in Arctic and/or Antarctic regions, who is interested in the work of the IPHC and be able to assist the IPHC to achieve any of its objectives.
(ii) An Expert member will be a member of ICOMOS and may be appointed by one of two methods; a. a person meeting the criteria in 5. (i), who is nominated by a National Committee, who will be the voting member for that country, or; b. a person meeting the criteria in 5. (i), who is otherwise recommended to the Executive of the IPHC for appointment. Such appointments will be confirmed once ratified by a majority of Expert members attending an IPHC meeting, or by a majority of Expert members responding positively to email or postal submission about the appointment.

6. Associate membership
(i) An Associate member may be appointed by the IPHC Executive after recommendation by an Expert member;
(ii) An Associate member will be a person wishing to further interest in polar heritage protection and who is committed to the objectives of the IPHC. An Associate member will normally be a member of ICOMOS;
(iii) Appointment as an Associate member will be confirmed once ratified by a majority of Expert members attending an IPHC meeting, or by a majority of Expert members responding positively to email or postal submission about the appointment.’