22 May 2023 - Rome (Italy): The Regional Office for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ICCROM-Sharjah), in cooperation with the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Sharjah Institute for Heritage, are pleased to invite you to the 4th Arab Forum for Cultural Heritage (2023), held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah, from 29 to 31 May 2023 at ICCROM-Sharjah, Centre of International Cultural Heritage Organizations (Sharjah-United Arab Emirates).    

The three-day forum will discuss the notion of the culture of built environment (omran) and explore the role of communities in building cultural heritage resilience. It will highlight the ways communities can safeguard cultural heritage and consider the role that culture can play as a tool for resilience-building and preservation of historical environments – before, during and after a crisis.   

The 4th Arab Forum for Cultural Heritage will kick off at 09:30 a.m. (UAE time) on Monday, 29 May 2023. The sessions of the second and third days will start at the same time, and continue until 5:00 p.m. The forum will conclude on Thursday, 1 June 2023, with a closing session at 9:30 a.m. to present outcomes and recommendations.  

ICCROM-Sharjah looks forward to your valuable participation in this forum, believing in your important role in enriching media content in the Arab world. All forum sessions will be available in Arabic and English, and the forum activities will be broadcasted live on ICCROM’s YouTube channel at the following links:  

Day one. 29 May 2023: https://www.youtube.com/live/6fWpcV7c8vw?feature=share

Day two, 30 May 2023: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91KPIlus9ZI&ab_channel=ICCROMOfficialChannel 

Day three, 31 May 2023  https://www.youtube.com/watchv=OM1HhN4fYDo&ab_channel=ICCROMOfficialChannel 

Day four, 1 June 2023 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exxo4jjK9a4&ab_channel=ICCROMOfficialChannel 

For more information, please contact:  

Mohamad Adham Alsayed  
Media and Communication Consultant  
Tel: 0033-623814518  
 Shireen Sahouri  
Project Associate – Heritage Advocacy and Development  
ICCROM Sharjah   
Tel: 00971-65552250    
email: shs@iccrom.org  

About ICCROM-Sharjah  

ICCROM-Sharjah is a regional conservation centre founded by ICCROM and the Government of the Emirate of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, where it has been based since its inception in 2012. ICCROM-Sharjah is a continuation of ICCROM’s ATHAR programme, launched in 2004, which is dedicated to protecting cultural heritage in the Arab region and broadening access, appreciation and understanding of its rich history.