Course on “Building National Capacities for Libyan Professionals in First ...

ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre (ICCROM-ATHAR), in cooperation with UNESCO-Cairo, held a training course on “Building National Capacities for Libyan Professionals in First Aid and Risk Preparedness for Cultural Heritage” in ...

Field visits with Sharjah Government

In cooperation with the Sharjah Institute for Heritage (SIH), ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre (ICCROM-ATHAR) organised site visits of local heritage and archaeological sites on 27 May and 1 June 2015. ...

Follow-up course on “First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Syria” concludes

In the framework of the Programme “Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage”, a ten-day follow-up course on “First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Syria” was held in Beirut, Lebanon ...

Introductory Training Course on “Oral History”  for Cultural Heritage Preservation

MARCH 12, 2015
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
Dates: 24 – 28 May 2015
Venue: ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE
The course will examine the role of oral history as evidence of cultural heritage. It will explore “how” and “why” personal narratives of the past are constructed, as well as demonstrate how interviews are conducted and analysed. By the end of the course participants, will be in a position to embark with confidence upon work in the field of oral history.

The course is intended for participants with varied profiles, such as: archaeologists, architects, art historians, collections and site managers, conservators-restorers, conservation scientists, curators, directors of museums, galleries and archives, anthropologists, sociologists and educators.

Application deadline: 23 April 2015, please send your application to fm@iccrom.org.
Application Fee: 450 US Dollars

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Integrating Documentation in Heritage Management: Introduction to the Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

MARCH 12, 2015
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
Dates: 7 – 11 June 2015
Venue: ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE
This course aims at building capacities in the Arab region by introducing key concepts of heritage value assessment and significance, as well as risk management tools. The course will also introduce participants to design and management of records, methodology for processing data, as well as discuss the importance of GIS utilisation in managing cultural heritage and archaeological sites. The use of GIS in cultural heritage management will empower site managers in taking informed decisions regarding their sites, as well as enhancing coordination between site managers by facilitating the exchange of databases and related information.

The course is intended for participants with varied profiles, such as: archaeologists, surveyors, architects, art historians, collections and site managers, conservators-restorers, conservation scientists, curators, directors of museums, galleries and archives.

Application deadline: 30 April 2015, please send your application to abh@iccrom.org.
Application Fee: 450 US Dollar

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An Introduction to Preventive Conservation for Museum Collections and Preparation of Risk Plans

MARCH 12, 2015
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
Dates: `18 – 22 October 2015
Venue: ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE
This short course aims to introduce participants to principles of preventive conservation in museums with theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of organised and systematic approaches. The content will cover the process of preventive conservation for collections in storage and exhibition areas, with special emphasis on emergency situations in museums.

The course is intended for participants with varied profiles, such as: archaeologists, architects, art historians, collections and site managers, conservators-restorers, conservation scientists, curators, directors of museums, galleries and archives.

Application deadline: 17 September 2015, please send your application to fm@iccrom.org.
Application Fee: 450 US Dollars

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First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
Dates: 30 March – 24 April 2015
Venue: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Application deadline: 22 September 2014
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SELECTED READINGS FROM ATHAR: Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Arab Region, Oct. 2013, series 1.

Description

Following several ATHAR Programm’s foundation courses in Byblos and Tripoli (Lebanon) in Amman (Jordan), and in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), it was deemed necessary to put some of the experiences learned in the hands of a wider audience beyond the direct benefit of course participants. “Selected Readings from ATHAR” is a result of valuable contributions from scientific instructors who took part in the ATHAR core regional courses and who were invited to submit scientific material relevant to the topics they covered during the ATHAR courses. It is thanks to the Government of Sharjah and Italy and ALECSO who financially have supported the ATHAR Programme and this particular publication. The subjects included in this first series of “Selected Readings from ATHAR” range from theoretical approached to the conservation of cultural heritage sites to the implementation of techniques and management approaches for the safeguard of immovable heritage for future generations. It is our aim to disseminate this knowledge for the effective benefit of practitioners and educators working this specialist field and in the Arab Region.

− Zaki Aslan, Director, ATHAR Programme, ICCROM

Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

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Introducing Young People to Heritage Site Management and Protection

Description

It is a publication intended for primary school teachers to raise the awareness in the conservation of cultural heritage in the Arab Region.  It is a guide that offers principal notions on conservation practices and management of historical sites and cities. It also underlines the threats facing cultural heritage today. It contains information, ideas and practical activities to help teachers to introduce this theme in schools and school curricula. The aims of the guide are to make young people aware about the importance of the heritage situated in their region and to involve them in its protection and care.

Zaki ASLAN coordinates and manages ICCROM’s ATHĀR Programme, which aims to protect and promote the rich cultural heritage in the Arab region, and broaden access, appreciation and understanding of its past. To achieve this goal, the programme stresses the participation of young people in the process.

Monica ARDEMAGNI has collaborated with ICCROM since 1990 in the realisation of projects related to advocacy. She conceived several activities destined to school teachers and pupils in Italy, in Europe and in the Arab Region.

Soft copy in pdf (1.86 MB)
Hard copy for sale in the bookshop

Issue 2, May 2014. (pdf 45.0 MB)

CONTENTS

• Introduction
»ATHAR at a glance
»Editorial
»Consolidating Partnerships

• Activities
»4th Core Regional Course Review Meeting
»ATHAR at the Egyptian Academy in Rome
»First Aid to Archaeological Finds Workshop in Bahrain
»Symposium on Conservation of Urban Heritage: Living Heritage in Islamic Cities
»Ad-Dour Project: Challenges and Solutions

• Highlights
»Final Touches to the ICCROM-ATHAR Premises
»Laboratories in the ICCROM-ATHAR Centre
»Recent Meeting:
»» IRCICA (Syria)
»» Workshop on Heritage Education in Doha
»» Cooperation with Bahrain
»» Saving the Rich Heritage of Egypt
»» Yemen: Integrating Heritage in University Curricula
»» Partnership in UNESCO-EU Project for Syria

• From ATHARnet
»Condition Assessment for Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt
»After ATHAR …. Projects by Former Participants
»» Documentation of the Cultural Heritage in Rosetta City
»»Conservation Project of the Grand Tower of Melah

• Coming Soon
»Master’s Degree in Cultural Heritage Conservation Management
»Invitation to the Official Opening

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Issue 1, Oct. 2013. (pdf 18.3 MB)

CONTENTS

• Introduction
»ATHAR at a glance
»Editorial

• Activities
»The Sharjah initiative
»WAC: Follow-up to the Sharjah initiative
»Regional course on the management and conservation of cultural heritage

• Highlights
»Higher diploma in conservation
»Building of the ATHAR centre
»Publications
»Sharjah Archaeology museum celebrates its twentieth anniversary
»National Projects: Yemen and Libya
»The latest on world heritage in the Arab Region
»Training for protection cultural heritage in times of conflict

• From ATHARnet
»Assessment of Cultural Heritage status in Syria during the undergoing crisis
»After ATHAR: projects by former participants

The ATHAR program and ICCROM courses have taught me a lot regarding the preservation of monuments, especially mosaics. I participated in the course held in TYRE / LEBANON, and the result was that I was able to work in the maintenance of mosaics with greater confidence, thanks to the information and practical experience gained from these courses.
Mohannad Al Taweel – Swaida, Syria
During the course on Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage: Sites and Museum Collections, we learned some new methods of management and planning for cultural heritage which can help us a lot in Sudan. Knowing more information about the digital documentation of heritage and about the international practices for protection and conservation of heritage sites has added a unique value to our knowledge, which, in turn, is the future of our heritage.
Fawzi Hassan Bakhiet – Khartoum, Sudan
ATHAR is a program which aims at encouraging Arab professionals to understand the best methodologies to protect and manage cultural heritage . It helps us diagnose problems, propose solutions and think more deeply about the future of heritage in the Arab region. Personally, the regional course on ‘Conservation and Management of Cultural Heritage: Sites and Museum Collections’ was an extraordinary experience which allowed me to fill gaps in my training in conservation and management of cultural heritage.
Hager Krimi – Tunis
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