ICCROM-ATHAR offers general support and advice on conservation / restoration, museum and collection management among others, to professionals working in the fields of cultural heritage in its member states. These services are offered in the following cases:

  1. Responses to ad hoc requests from member states;
  2. Liaison with partner organizations for joint activities

Examples of these services include:

1- Course on Assessing Risks for Museum Collections, Preparedness, and Establishment of Emergency Contingency Plans for Museums (July, 2017)

Upon an invitation from the UNESCO Office in Iraq, ICCROM-ATHAR conducted and hosted a training course from 6 to 9 July, 2017. Committed to the safeguarding of cultural heritage in the Arab region, ICCROM-ATHAR devised this course targeting professionals working in the protection of cultural heritage in general, and of museums in particular, introducing them to concepts and tools relevant to the risk management methodology.

2- Course on the Conservation and Management of the Built Heritage in Hebron ( May, 2017)

ICCROM-ATHAR in partnership with the Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Program (OCJRP)/Taawon and Hebron Rehabilitation Committee have conducted a course in Hebron in May, 2017.  The partnership with Taawon is aimed at improving the quality and knowledge sharing in the fields of cultural and natural heritage protection, preservation and management.

3- Expert Training Workshop by the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention – Tunisia (November , 2012)

ICCROM-ATHAR presented case studies from World Heritage Sites in the Arab region and highlighted issues related to the two main pillars of the Outstanding Universal Value criteria namely; authenticity, integrity as well as to the management of World Heritage sites in the Arab states.

The participants in this sub-regional workshop were from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania: they were selected upon ICCROM-ATHAR’s recommendation.

4- Workshop on Managing World Heritage Sites – Oman (October 2012)

ICCROM-ATHAR has contributed to the four-day workshop in Oman co-organized with the ARC-World Heritage Centre and led the last two days of training in the area of site management and conservation principles. Building the capacity of professionals working on World Heritage Sites in Oman was the main topic discussed throughout the workshop, which was carried out through an integration of lectures and exercises. The participants appreciated ICCROM-ATHAR’s contribution in introducing principles in Site Management and Conservation of World Heritage sites.