Jukka Jokilehto
Honorary Visiting Professor

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Professor Jukka Jokilehto is Special Advisor to the Director General of ICCROM and Extraordinary Professor at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. His distinguished career at  ICCROM, on the World Heritage Committee and the ICOMOS International Training Committee has engaged him in international missions on cultural heritage in many parts of the world.



Jukka Jokilehto graduated in architecture and urban planning from the Polytechnic University of Helsinki in 1966 and studied at ICCROM and the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, obtaining his DPhil from the University of York in 1986. He has taught conservation history and theory, and the planning and management of the built heritage on the international courses of ICCROM, as well as at numerous universities, including the University of York, Polytechnic of Turin, University of Rome.

At ICCROM (International Centre for the Preservation and Restoration of the Cultural Property, created by UNESCO) from 1972, he was Coordinator of courses in architectural conservation and responsible for Architectural and Urban Conservation. He retired as of Assistant Director General in 1998.

From 1998 onwards he has been involved in the development of conservation master plans (e.g. Baku, Azerbaijan) and management plans (e.g. Bam, Iran; Mtskheta, Georgia), and as an advisor on nomination to World Heritage List (China, Japan, India, Iran, Italy, Ireland, Norway, etc.). He has been a member of numerous advisory missions on behalf of UNESCO, ICCROM and ICOMOS.


Selected publications


A History of Architectural Conservation (1990) Butterworth-Heinemann

Management Guidelines for World Cultural Heritage Sites (1993) with Sir Bernard Feilden, Rome: ICCROM.

The World Heritage List, Filling the Gaps – An Action Plan for the Future (2005) with M. Petzet, H. Cleere, S. Denyer, ICOMOS, Monuments and Sites, XII

The World Heritage List: What is OUV? (2008) ICOMOS, Monuments and Sites, XVI

ICCROM and the Conservation of Cultural Heritage: A History of the Organization’s first 50 Years, 1959-2009 (2011) Rome, ICCROM








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