Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage

April 10, 2017

 Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Arab Region

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT 2017

Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Arab Region

Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Arab Region

Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah (ICCROM-ATHAR) is offering an introductory course programme composed of five course modules on: “Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Arab Region”. This programme focuses on the professional development of those institutions and individuals whose task it is to look after cultural heritage. These one-week training modules will address the following areas:

  1. Introduction to Architectural Documentation for Built Heritage
  2. Introduction to Conservation of Stone and Mortar
  3. Introduction to Structural Conservation
  4. Principles of Conservation in the Management of Historic Sites
  5. Introduction to Conservation of Earthen Architecture

ICCROM-ATHAR is committed to the safeguarding of cultural heritage in the Arab region, for the benefit of local societies, individual countries and the region as a whole through the dissemination of the best practices in heritage conservation and management.

** Attendance on three of the five modules is mandatory in order to obtain the course certificate for this introductive course programme of ICCROM-ATHAR.

Module fees for the three modules will be of 1600 US Dollars.

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Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

July 22, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT

Athar course announcement

Dates: 4 – 27 October 2016

Place: ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE

Course Partners

  • ICCROM, through its ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE
  • Government of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Background and Aims

In response to political upheavals and the subsequent need for emergency preparedness in the Arab region, ICCROM-ATHAR offers this course on “Risk Management of Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis.” It is designed for heritage and other relevant professionals in the Arab region, and provides tools that support risk management before, during, and after a crisis.

The course is based on the achievements, success and experiences acquired in a series of international courses on “First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis” developed by ICCROM since 2010, first with emphasis on conflict situations and then addressing other types of complex emergencies.

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ICCROM holds a Training of Trainers Course for Heritage in Libya and Yemen

November 10, 2015

ICCROM holds a Training of Trainers Course on Risk Preparedness and Management for Movable and Immovable Cultural Heritage in Libya and Yemen

Group photo

The ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre organised, in collaboration with the UNESCO Cairo Office and the Institute National du Patrimoine in Tunisia, an activity titled “Training of Trainers: Preventive Conservation and Risk Preparedness for Movable and Immovable Cultural Heritage”. This seven-day course took place in Tunis, Tunisia, from 29 October to 5 November 2015.

Building on ICCROM’s previous experience in providing capacity building in the area of preventive conservation, risk mitigation, documentation and first aid to cultural heritage, especially in emergency situations, this course aimed at enhancing professionals’ ability to cope with emergencies by effectively managing threats to cultural heritage. This was a follow-up activity to the ICCROM-ATHAR Building Risk Preparedness and Management of National Capacities for Libyan Professionals course which took place in Djerba, Tunisia, from 9 to 15 June 2015. Continue reading…


First Aid and Risk Preparedness for Cultural Heritage in Libya

June 29, 2015

Building national capacities

field exercisesThe ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre, in cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Cairo, held a course on Building National Capacities for Libyan Professionals in First Aid and Risk Preparedness for Cultural Heritage in Djerba, Tunisia from 12 to 15 June 2015.

The aim of this course was to train cultural heritage professionals in Libya to undertake preventive and first aid interventions in times of crisis for risk reduction and protection of cultural heritage. It included twenty-two participants from various professional backgrounds (archaeologists, engineers and curators), coming from such Libyan cities as Tripoli, Labdah, Cyrene, Benghazi, Fezzan and Sabrathah.

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First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Syria

June 22, 2015

Beirut, Lebanon, 1-10 June 2015

group photo of Syrian First AidersIn efforts to provide support to cultural heritage professionals in Syria, the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Centre recently joined forces with UNESCO and the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage – Bahrain (ARC-WH) to hold a course in Beirut, Lebanon, on First Aid to Built Cultural Heritage for Syrian professionals.

The aim was to establish national teams capable of undertaking emergency response interventions to secure endangered built cultural heritage, and train other colleagues in the country.

Twenty-three professionals working in Aleppo, Damascus, Daraa, Idleb, Deir Al-Zor and Homs participated in this intensive course. Participants discussed several aspects relevant to emergency response to endangered heritage: risk assessment, damage assessment, first aid to cultural heritage, rapid documentation, community engagement and emergency consolidation of damaged monuments and sites.

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Oral History for Cultural Heritage Preservation

May 28, 2015

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Group picture of the participants of the Oral History course offered by ATHAR in SharjahUnder the Patronage of HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah, and in collaboration with UCL-Qatar, a one-week introductory training course on Oral History for Cultural Heritage Preservation concluded at the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, UAE. This course is part of a short course series titled “Informed Conservation”, aimed at professionals who are looking to expand their working knowledge and experience in the fields of cultural heritage conservation.

This one-week course aimed at building the capacity of conservation professionals in the Arab region in the field of oral history, in order to examine the role of oral history as evidence of cultural heritage. The course explored the “how” and “why” personal narratives of the past are constructed, and demonstrated how interviews are to be conducted and analyzed to help inform decisions for cultural heritage preservation. The fourteen participants that took part in the course include site managers, archaeologists, architects, museum specialists and collections curators. Continue reading…


Workshop on Managing Risks to Cultural Heritage

February 6, 2015

ICCROM ATHAR logoA two-week specialist workshop on “Building National Capacities for Managing Risks to Cultural Heritage in Case of Emergency” concluded in Cairo, Egypt, on 29 January 2015. The workshop was co-organized by ICCROM through its recently-established ATHAR Regional Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the UNESCO Office in Cairo, the Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities and Ministry of Culture, and with the support of the Government of Sharjah, UAE, and the US Secretary of State. The closing ceremony was attended by Dr Stefano De Caro, Director-General of ICCROM, and HE Dr Mamdouh Damati, Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, who handed-out course certificates to the participants. Also present were: Ms Faika Bejaoui representing ALECSO, Ms Tamar Teneishvili and Dr Nazar Hassan from the UNESCO Office in Cairo, and Dr Zaki Aslan, Director of the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah Continue reading…