OBITUARY – Mohanad Al-Sayyani (1962-2020)

OBITUARY – Mohanad Al-Sayyani (1962-2020)

It is with deep sorrow that ICCROM has received the news of the passing away of Mohanad Al-Sayyani.  We had the privilege to work with him during several years of collaboration in the design and implementation of joint activities involving the General Organization of Antiquities and Museums in Yemen, of which he was Director General.

Mohanad Al-Sayyani was a passionate advocate of the protection of cultural heritage in Yemen. He participated in several ICCROM workshops, symposia and leadership activities, where he so generously and passionately shared his vast experience. He valued everyone’s opinion and had a lot of empathy, which made him get along very well with his colleagues, especially from the Arab region. His participation was always a privilege, and brought success to the several leadership training activities carried by ICCROM-Sharjah.

Mohanad was greatly appreciated for his humanity and for generously sharing his knowledge and experience, which have contributed enormously to shape a strong legacy in the heritage community in the Arab region and beyond.