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Maritime, Coastal and Underwater Cultural Heritage

Regional Workshop on the Protection and Management of the Maritime, Coastal and Underwater Cultural Heritage, 28 – 31 January 2019

 

Maritime, Coastal and Underwater Cultural Heritage

 

Maritime, Coastal and Underwater Cultural Heritage

ICCROM’s Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah, in partnership with UNESCO and the New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), is organizing a four-day Regional Workshop on the Protection and Management of the Maritime, Coastal and Underwater Cultural Heritage, from 28 to 31 January 2019.

The workshop focuses on an often overlooked heritage component, which continues to face numerous threats from human intrusion and illicit looting. The meeting addresses professionals and representatives from cultural heritage authorities throughout the Arab Region.

The aim is to raise the awareness of policy makers on the need to protect this type of heritage, to ratify relevant international conventions, and to integrate it in national legislation in order to establish national policy frameworks.

The first part of the workshop is at ICCROM-Sharjah premises.  It is devoted to presenting the challenges facing coastal and submerged cultural heritage management in the region, along with the legal frameworks currently in place to protect it. Representatives of cultural heritage bodies also present the current status of coastal and underwater cultural heritage in their countries.

The second part of the workshop takes place on the New York University campus in Abu Dhabi, starting on 30 January 2019.  It covers ways to identify, evaluate, protect, preserve and manage the Maritime, Coastal and Underwater Cultural Heritage in the region.  Several case studies are to be presented.

The outcomes of the workshop include the establishment of a “regional working group”, composed of national stakeholders and experts to help build regional capacities in the fields of documentation, management and protection of maritime heritage in the Arab States.

Member States represented: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, United Kingdom, United States.