Recent Visits from UNESCO, ALECSO, and IRCICA

Recent Visits from UNESCO, ALECSO, and IRCICA
10 April 2014

On 8 April, Dr. Zaki Aslan received Dr. Halit Eren, Director General of IRCICA (Research Center for Islamic History, Art and Culture); talks were held on cultural cooperation at international level, highlighting the activities of both IRCICA and the ICCROM-ATHAR Centre and discussed possible future cooperation in the fields of museums between the two organisations.

On 6 April, Dr. Zaki Aslan received Dr. Anna Paolini in his office, visiting the Centre’s building and discussing the potential cooperation in the fields of capacity building for archaeologists in the GCC.

After the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 21 March 2014 between the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and ICCROM, at the ALECSO headquarters in Tunisia, Dr. Zaki Aslan and the ICCROM-ATHAR team received on 26 March, the visit of Dr. Abdullah Hamad Muhareb, Director-General ALECSO, who was accompanied by Dr. Hayet Guettat Guermazi, Director of the Culture Sector at ALECSO. Joining the visit was Dr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Director of Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), with whom the potential signing of an MoU between ICCROM and ARC-WHC for the attainment of mutual benefits in implementing activities relevant to training and capacity building in the fields of cultural heritage conservation and developing studies to benefit the world heritage sites in the region was discussed.