ICCROM-ATHAR at the Board Meetings of ARC-WH

In an advisory capacity and representing ICCROM, the Director of ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Centre in Sharjah, Dr. Zaki Aslan, took part in board meetings of the Arab Regional Centre for World ...

“Managing Risks to Cultural Heritage” workshop concludes in Cairo

A two-week specialist workshop on “Building National Capacities for Managing Risks to Cultural Heritage in Case of Emergency” concluded in Cairo, Egypt, on 29 January 2015. The workshop was co-organised ...

Workshop on “Building National Capacities for Managing Risks to Cultural ...

A two-week specialist workshop on “Building National Capacities for Managing Risks to Cultural Heritage in Case of Emergency” begins today in Cairo, Egypt. The course is organised by ICCROM through ...

RIBA Architectural Conservation Course in association with ICCROM-ATHAR

FEBRUARY 02, 2015
COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT
Dates: 7 – 10  March 2015
Venue: ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE
Course fee: 3700 AED for the four day intensive course including site visit, refreshments, lunch, learning materials and RIBA Conservation Course Certificate.
Application deadline: 01 March 2015 – Please complete the attached sign-up form and return it to Ms. Chloe Sadler at chloe.sadler@riba.org with copy to Ms. Yasmin Hashem at atharcentre1@iccrom.org.
The Course:
This course addresses the philosophical and practical requirements associated with the responsibility of working on a historic building in an international and regional context.  Attending the course will help the participants develop critical awareness and knowledge of conservation work and be of direct practical application. It is structured as a four day intensive course and will include workshop based days combined with practice-based visits to local projects. For further information please see the attached link: http://www.architecture.com/RIBA/CPD/Assets/RIBAConservationCourseSharjah2015FINAL.pdf .

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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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