World Heritage List
The most cherished sites of the world’s cultural and natural heritage are placed on the international World Heritage List, which is administered by UNESCO, the UN organization for education, science, and culture. In Denmark, work on world heritage and contact with the World Heritage Centre in Paris is anchored in the Agency for Culture and Palaces. Kronborg Castle, Roskilde Cathedral, and the Jelling burial grounds are Danish world heritage sites. The same is true of the Ilulissat Icefjord in Greenland. The designation of world heritage sites is based on UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention from 1972, which a total of 185 countries have signed. Worldwide, there are more than 900 sites on the list, and the Danish world heritage sites are part of a distinguished company – including the Pyramids, the Acropolis, the Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China.
Libraries and media
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
IFLA is a worldwide library organisation with members in 150 countries. The IFLA administers a great many projects and development activities and holds annual conferences. The Agency for Culture and Palaces participates at all levels in the IFLA’s work. The IFLA works for freedom of expression and information and makes a meaningful effort to share knowledge and develop libraries in large parts of the world.
Bibliographic Framework Transition Initiative (BIBFRAME)
BIBFRAME is an international collaborative effort that springs from the need to establish a format for presenting bibliographic data. The Agency for Culture and Palaces is actively participating in this collaboration and is working, among other things, to establish a review group that is committed to commenting on draft documents and testing concepts and ideas.
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
The Agency for Culture and Palaces is represented on the International Committee on Management (INTERCOM) under the auspices of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), which represents museums and museum workers globally. ICOM is organized into international and national committees, each of which works on problems specific to museums such as, for example, security, promotion, museum ethics, and legislation in the area.