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Témoignage de Samir Abdulac de retour de Damas

AFS - Association d'Amitié France-Syrie, 22 January 2017
Témoignage remarquable de Samir Abdulac, Président du groupe de travail ICOMOS pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel en Irak et en Syrie, qui s’est rendu récemment à Damas pour assister à un congrès d’archéologues organisé par la DGAM( Direction Générale des Antiquités et des Musées de Syrie).

Famed Libyan ruins rely on locals for support

Reuters, 28 November 2017
LEPTIS MAGNA, Libya (Reuters) - The limestone and marble ruins of Leptis Magna on Libya’s coast could be a hive of activity and a top tourist destination, but conflict has left one of ancient Rome’s great Mediterranean cities almost entirely cut off from the outside world. [...]
“We try to overcome the dichotomy between east and west (forces in Libya) and try to encourage the grass roots to protect the cultural heritage,” said Zaki Aslan, Arab states representative for ICCROM, an intergovernmental body for the conservation of cultural heritage that runs training programs for Libyans.

In Devastated Areas, Modern Technology Helps Track Ancient Treasures

Us News, 31 July 2017
Suzanne Bott intended to spend just a year in Iraq. Her older brother, a U.S. Naval officer, was stationed in Baghdad; she thought she could put her knowledge of redevelopment and reconstruction to good use in the war-torn country. [...]
King says ICCROM used crowdmapping after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal when it set up a webpage for photographs and short damage reports on some of the affected heritage. The data does not provide the same level of detail as documentation, he says, but it offers a short-term sense of the damage, and potentially helps determine which areas may require the most immediate assistance.

Gone but not forgotten

TNS - The News on Sunday, 12 February 2017
For those who realise the importance of our heritage, the news that UNESCO has agreed to consider eight more Pakistani sites in its World Heritage Sites list is heartening. [...]
Some international agencies that are active in heritage restoration include: UNESCO, World Monument Fund, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). The most relevant area of collaboration for Pakistan can be training, education and documentation support. Link programmes with local educational partners can be of immense value.

U.S. pledges N36.5m grant for Nigeria cultural heritage preservation

Nigeria Today, 10 February 2017
U.S. will on Feb. 13 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nigeria for a provision of $160,000 ( 36million) grant to help in the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage.
A statement by the U.S Embassy in Abuja on Friday stated that U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington would sign the MoU.

Why We Need to Fight to Save Mosul’s Cultural Heritage

Smithsonian.com, 9 February 2017
As the battle to save Iraq from ISIS continues, Smithsonian experts are helping local people preserve their history. Mosul is an ancient city on the banks of the Tigris River, adjacent to the even more ancient archaeological site of Nineveh, which looms high above modern minarets, and another Assyrian site, Nimrud, 20 miles to the south.

Cultura. Iccrom in assemblea ricordando Nepal e Siria

Agenzia Dire, 18 November 2015.
Dai primi aiuti al Nepal colpito dal terremoto del 25 aprile agli appelli per la conservazione del patrimonio archeologico della Siria, Palmira in testa, minacciati dall’avanzata dell’Isis. Si è aperta con il ricordo dei principali eventi del 2015 la 29esima Assemblea generale dell’Iccrom (Centro internazionale di studi per la conservazione ed il restauro dei beni culturali), l’organizzazione internazionale nata dall’Unesco nel 1956 allo scopo di promuovere la conservazione del patrimonio culturale ed archeologico a livello mondiale.

Sharjah Ruler receives ICCROM’s Director-General, signs five-year plan for ICCROM-Sharjah

Emirates News Agency, 11 October 2015. 
H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, received Stefano De Caro, Director-General of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), at the office of Sharjah Ruler.

Global collaboration fights cultural destruction

BBC News, 1 May 2015
A global team of experts is being trained to save world heritage in times of crisis.
The threat to monuments, ancient sites and museums is growing, according to the Rome-based International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
But intangible heritage such as language and tradition is also at risk as communities become displaced by poverty and conflict. "The problems are large and interconnected," says ICCROM's Aparna Tandon.
That's why ICCROM has joined forces with the Smithsonian Institution, the Netherlands National Commission of Unesco and 11 other organisations to create an elite team of professionals who can quickly assess damage and work with communities to protect their heritage.