The 18th edition of RE-ORG began on 25 November in Kuwait, after the successful experiences of RE-ORG Chile in September, RE-ORG International Portugal in October, and RE-ORG Albania in November. Twenty participants from Kuwait and Oman are receiving training through this course, which will continue until 7 December. Vanessa Lindley Kaoukji, Technical Advisor at UNESCO, inaugurated the course.
At the end of the two-week course, the seven storage units at the Kuwait National Museum, containing collections of archaeology and ethnography, will be re-organized according to the RE-ORG method developed by ICCROM and UNESCO in collaboration with the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI).
For this occasion, the 180-page RE-ORG workbook was translated into Arabic. It already exists in four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.
First @REORG_storage course in the #arabicgulf launched today in #Kuwait by @ICCROM and @UNESCO . Our @lmtapini joined once again the mentors team in this amazing educational experience. pic.twitter.com/NHqxugCOih
— Diadrasis (@DiadrasisNGO) November 25, 2018
The teaching team is composed of HebatAllah AbdelHamid from Egypt, Maria Mertzani and Laura Melpomeni Tapini of Diadrasis in Greece, Veljko Dzikic from Serbia, and Gaël de Guichen, Special Advisor at ICCROM. All these instructors have carried out storage reorganization projects in multiple countries, and are highly qualified to share their knowledge with the participants.
The course has also had the honour of a visit from Dr Sultan Al-Dowais, Director of the Kuwaiti Department of Antiquities and Museums, and Salman Boland, Superintendent of Museums in Kuwait.