1st ICCROM-ATHAR Newsletter & Publications Series NOW AVAILABLE!
26 November 2013

NEWSLETTER: ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, Oct. 2013, Issue 1. (in English – pdf 18.4 MB)

We are pleased to announce our 1st biennial newsletter, through which we share with you ICCROM-ATHAR’s main accomplishments and achievements. Our readers will get the chance to get an insight into ICCROM-ATHAR activities and contributions by our experts and former participants.

  • ICCROM-ATHAR at a glance.
  • Editorial.
  • The Sharjah initiative.
  • WAC: Follow-up to the Sharjah initiative.
  • Regional course on the management and conservation of cultural heritage.
  • National projects: Yemen & Libya.
  • Higher diploma in conservation.
  • Building of the ICCROM-ATHAR Centre.
  • Publications.
  • Sharjah Archeology museum celebrates its twentieth anniversary.
  • The latest on world heritage in the Arab Region.
  • Training for protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict.
From ATHARnet:
  • Assessment of Cultural Heritage status in Syria during the undergoing crisis.
  • After ICCROM-ATHAR: projects by former participants.


SELECTED READINGS FROM ATHAR: Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Arab Region, Oct. 2013, series 1.

Following several ATHAR Programme’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 instructors who took part in the ICCROM-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 Governments 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 approaches 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.

The book covers the following topics:

  • Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches to Heritage Conservation and Management.
  • Documentation and Condition Assessment of Heritage Sites.
  • Conservation of the Archaeological Fabric: Methods and Techniques in Conservation.
  • Management Issues and Legislation for Cultural Heritage.

To order the original copy of the book (20 € per copy), please contact atharcentre2@iccrom.org