Applications for ICCROM – Sharjah Awards are now open

ICCROM – Sharjah Award for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, ICCROM’s Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah (ICCROM-Sharjah) invites applications for ICCROM-Sharjah Award for good practices in cultural heritage conservation and management in the Arab Region, 2019. This Biennial Award seeks to honour and reward outstanding work that contributes to the protection and vitality of tangible cultural heritage in the Arab world.

The Award is composed of two main categories: 1) Heritage Sites and Buildings; 2) Collections in Cultural Institutions such as Museums and Archives. Two Prizes will be given in each category.

The Award process is organized in two stages. The first stage is an open competition resulting in nominations for exemplary cultural heritage conservation projects. Between five and seven projects that reflect the quality and variety of the applications will be shortlisted from each category. In the second stage of the competition, the representatives of the nominated projects will be invited to Sharjah, UAE to present their projects to an independent Award Panel consisting of internationally renowned experts, who will select the winners for the Awards to the project that demonstrate exceptional achievements in the practice of conservation. Each Award consisting of a Trophy and a monetary prize of 10.000 Euros for winners in each of the two categories will be given in the name of the submitted project.

The deadline for receiving entries for the 2019 Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation 10 November 2019.  And on 10 December 2019 the nominated projects eligible for the two Awards will be announced. The Award Event including the exhibition, final evaluation and announcement of the Awards winners will be on 11-12 February 2020.

For more information, please click here ICCROM-Sharjah Award 2019

For the Award Guidelines, please click here ICCROM-Sharjah Award – Guidelines

To participate in the Award please enter and fill the following links:

- Entry Form:

- Project description:

- Owner’s Consent and Letter of Support: