ICCROM-ATHAR has engaged in several outreach projects aimed at raising public awareness and support for good conservation practice. The targeted audience for these activities range from schools, the general public, and professional communities.
This manual is a publication intended for primary school teachers to raise awareness in the conservation of cultural heritage in the Arab region, making young people sensitive to the importance of heritage situated in their region thus involving them in its protection and care. Schoolteachers may adapt it for various age groups as necessary, although it was specifically developed for pupils of an age group that ranges between nine and twelve years old.
ICCROM-ATHAR organised an exhibition titled “Heritage and the Young” which displayed the artworks of students from UAE schools who took part in a competition called for by the Centre. This falls within ICCROM-ATHAR’s sound belief in the potential of the younger generation in promoting the conservation of the region’s cultural heritage. It is also a realisation of the Centre’s objectives regarding the involvement of the public by fostering their interest and appreciation of their cultural heritage.
3- Let’s #Unite4Heritage – Why? A video featuring ICCROM-ATHAR alumni from the Arab World
As part of ICCROM-ATHAR’s mission to disseminate knowledge and raise the public’s awareness on issues of Cultural Heritage in the Arab World, this video was produced to showcase the meaning of heritage as viewed by the participants of ICCROM-ATHAR’s courses. It was presented at the #Unite4Heritage campaign that was powered by UNESCO that aims to celebrate and safeguard cultural heritage and diversity around the world. Launched in response to the unprecedented attacks on heritage, the campaign called on everyone to celebrate the places, objects and cultural traditions that make the world such a rich and vibrant place. This video came in response to that campaign and as part of the events held in Sharjah during the launch day.