ICCROM – ATHAR Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation 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, the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah (ICCROM-ATHAR) announced the launch of ICCROM-Sharjah Award for Best Conservation Practices in another effort to promote best practices in conservation.

The Centre invites applications for the Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation in the Arab Region, 2017. 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 reflects ICCROM-ATHAR’s commitment to:

  • help safeguard the cultural heritage of the Arab region;
  • promote international ethics in the practice of tangible heritage conservation;
  • facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience across borders;
  • enhance public awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage;
  • encourage excellence through example.

For more information about the project, click here

In an effort to encourage best conservation practices, an exhibition dubbed “Best Conservation Practices in the Arab Region” honoured best practices in conservation within the world of museums and built heritage sites in the Arab world, through a selection of images and posters, demonstrating the impact of conservation projects both socially and economically. These projects were showcased in a booklet produced by ICCROM-ATHAR to document these projects and make them available for the public.

click here for a PDF copy of the booklet.