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It is a challenging time for cultural heritage in parts of the Middle East and North Africa that have seen large-scale devastation, including the desecration and destruction of temples, shrines, cities and monuments.

Now more than ever, ICCROM’s work on cultural heritage protection and preservation in conflict areas is needed. Since it opened its doors in 2012, ICCROM’s Regional Office in Sharjah (ICCROM-ATHAR Centre), United Arab Emirates, has proven vital to fulfilling the organization’s mandate in the Arab Region by being closer to stakeholders and by leveraging regional collaboration mechanisms and community engagement in a region of many risks but also considerable opportunities. The branch office in the UAE has become an important force for cultural heritage advocacy, providing substantive logistical and operational support to ICCROM’s work in the region.

In partnership with Arab Member States, ICCROM-ATHAR aspires to protect the cultural heritage of the Arab region and to broaden access, appreciation and understanding of its history. The Centre focuses on architectural and archaeological tangible heritage, including heritage collections and historic places, sites and monuments. It primarily aims to enhance the capacity of official heritage institutions to manage heritage sites and museum collections on a sustainable basis. It does this through an array of regional educational and field activities, capacity building and training, consultation, information dissemination, symposia, workshops and seminars.

ICCROM-ATHAR’s mission is generously supported by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, as well as Member States and other partners.

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Dr Abdulameer al-Hamdani (1967 – 2022) and Prof Amir Pašić (1953 – 2022)

Dr Abdulameer al-Hamdani (1967 – 2022) and Prof Amir Pašić (1953 – 2022)

With the most profound sorrow, we received the untimely news of the passing away of a good collaborators with ICCROM: the Iraqi archaeologist, Dr Abdulameer al-Hamdani and Prof Amir Pašić. Both scholars were dedicated researchers, men of action, fearless of challenges, and wise teachers in our field.

Visit from the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to UAE

Visit from the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to UAE

On 21 March, the ICCROM Regional Office in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, received a delegation from the Republic of Korea. Led by H.E. Seokgu Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the United Arab Emirates, they met with the Director of the ICCROM Regional Office, Zaki Aslan and staff to discuss future possible collaborations in the field of cultural heritage.

ICCROM-Sharjah Award for Good Practices announces the shortlisted projects for the 2021-2022 Cycle

ICCROM-Sharjah Award for Good Practices announces the shortlisted projects for the 2021-2022 Cycle

Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and the Ruler of Sharjah, ICCROM-Sharjah announced the shortlisted projects nominated for the third cycle of its biannual “Award for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region” (2021-2022).

Jury for ICCROM-Sharjah Award announced

Jury for ICCROM-Sharjah Award announced

Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and the Ruler of Sharjah, ICCROM-Sharjah has announced the jury for the third cycle of the Award for Good Practices in Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management in the Arab Region (2021-2022).

Qatar Ambassador

ICCROM receives credentials of Qatar Ambassador

On 8 March 2022, ICCROM had the honour of welcoming H.E. Khalid bin Youssef Khalifa Abdullah Al Sada, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Italian Republic. On this occasion, he presented his credentials to ICCROM's Director-General Webber Ndoro. The Ambassador was accompanied by Dr Akeel Hatoor, Expert to the UN Agencies. Also present on behalf of ICCROM was...

ICCROM call for protecting heritage

ICCROM call for protecting heritage

Since ICCROM was created in 1956, it has endeavored to work with its Member States to improve the conservation of cultural heritage. Heritage has a fundamental role to play in the sustainable development of our societies. In a world increasingly subjected to challenges due to natural hazards and conflicts, ICCROM calls for the respect and protection of culture, cultural heritage and related...

Experts Programme

Experts Program

In the framework of the collaboration between the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (MoC) and The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), its Regional Office in Sharjah (ICCROM-Sharjah) designed, organized and launched a comprehensive capacity-building training on International Cultural Heritage Conventions and other...

Course participants offer hope for Mosul’s future

Course participants offer hope for Mosul’s future

As 22 young Moslawi architects and engineers came together for the first in a series of training workshops, they took a significant step towards helping their city recover its cultural heritage.

The Climate.Culture.Peace conference is starting today!

Climate.Culture.Peace conference runs until Friday!

Register at the official website to access sessions all this week! Climate.Culture.Peace is a knowledge-building initiative exploring the interconnections between culture, climate change, peace and disaster resilience.

Climate.Culture.Peace Youth Forum and Workshops – register now

Climate.Culture.Peace Youth Forum and Workshops. Register now!

We are excited to announce that registrations are open for the Climate.Culture.Peace Youth Forum – Voices of Now and the Future, as well as five interactive workshops being held later this month. Places are limited, so don’t miss out!