Extension of the Submission Deadline for the ICCROM-Sharjah Award for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region

With the aim of allowing for a larger audience to apply to the ICCROM-Sharjah Award for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region, the deadline has been extended until Sunday, December 1, 2019.

Dr. Zaki Aslan, the Director of the regional office of ICCROM in Sharjah highlighted the importance of this award at local and regional levels, inviting interested applicants to apply. He stated: “We are looking forward to receiving more applications to stimulate competitiveness amongst leading practitioners in conservation of movable and immovable cultural heritage in the Arab region.”

“The ICCROM Sharjah Award is a platform for highlighting skills and recognizing pioneering projects in the Arab world. It aims at encouraging young professionals to work and participate to it in the future” concluded Dr. Zaki Aslan.

This biennial award is launched under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, and seeks to honor and reward outstanding work that contributes to the protection and rejuvenation of tangible cultural heritage in the Arab world.

The Award celebrates good practices in conservation and management of cultural heritage in terms of technical skills employed as well as social and economic impacts of the project to local communities.

The projects will be evaluated based on the effectiveness of conservation and management in protecting the heritage assets against perceived natural or human threats, for future generations to cherish. The project can include salvage and emergency documentation techniques, consolidation and repair works, restoration and revitalization, or post-disaster recovery initiatives.

The Award is open to heritage conservation projects undertaken in the Arab region by public or private institutions, government departments, public-private partnerships, or private sector initiatives.

The scale and budget of the project will not be considered as primary criteria in the evaluation. The evaluation process will focus on the social impact of the project to the community, and the opportunities it offered through the reuse of the heritage, and its appreciation from the general public.

The work must have been completed within the past three years at the time of submission. Ongoing projects may be submitted if a substantial part of the project has been successfully completed and fulfills the criteria.

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:


or you can Fill out the three forms below and send them to shs@iccrom.org via wetransfer.com

- Entry Form: Entry Form_2019

- Project Description Form: Project Description Form_2019

- Supporting documents: Supporting_Letters_2019