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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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Sharjah hosts a workshop on the Western Sudan Community Museums Project 

The Western Sudan Community Museums project was launched in 2018 by ICCROM-Sharjah, an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage, in collaboration with various local and international partners and funded by the British Council Cultural Protection Fund and ALIPH Foundation. The project aims to address the role of museums as hubs with heritage collections in...

Sharjah hosts a workshop on the Western Sudan Community Museums Project 

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah, the Regional Office for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Arab Region (ICCROM - Sharjah) in cooperation with the National Cooperation of Antiquities and Museums in Sudan (NCAM) and The Africa Institute, organizes a workshop on the Western Sudan Community Museums (WSCM) project on 8 December 2022 at The Africa Institute in Sharjah.  
Building capacity for World Heritage impact assessments in Saudi Arabia

Building capacity for World Heritage Impact Assessments in Saudi Arabia

ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership (WHL) programme, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) and the Heritage Commission of Saudi Arabia joined forces to deliver a 5-day course on Impact Assessment for World Heritage at the World Heritage site of the ‘Rock Art in the Hail Region’ in Saudi Arabia.

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Western Sudan Community Museums Project Workshop

We invite you to livestream the Western Sudan Community Museums (WSCM) Project workshop on 8 December 2022 at 9:00 (GST) via Zoom or YouTube. This workshop is part of a larger event that will include a musical and folkloric performance at the Africa Hall theatre on 8 December and an exhibition from 8 to 12 December at the Africa Institute in Sharjah.

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Development of training team on impact assessment for the Arab region

The ICCROM-IUCN World Heritage Leadership (WHL) programme and the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) delivered a joint session to develop training teams to enhance Arab regional capacities and create a regional roster of resource people that will work with ARC-WH and WHL in delivering capacity building and assistance.

Mosaic Conservation Course in Lebanon Concludes

The Directorate General of Antiquities of Lebanon (DGA), Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) through its Sharjah Regional Office have announced the conclusion of a four-week course in Sidon, Lebanon. The “MOSAIKON Training Worksite for the Conservation of Mosaics in Storage” took place from 10 October to 4 November 2022.
Mosaic Conservation Course in Lebanon Concludes

Mosaic conservation course in Lebanon concludes

The MOSAIKON course in Sidon assembled mosaic conservation trainees to tackle the long-term preservation of mosaics in storage.

Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Culture, concludes training course on "Creative Cities Network"

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture concludes training course on UNESCO Creative Cities Network

In October, the Ministry of Culture (MoC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia concluded a training course on the Creative Cities Network (UCCN) – a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) programme and one in a series of training courses within the Experts Program, which is being implemented by MoC and ICCROM.

Call for Applications: Building Capacity for Professional Development (Track 1) Mosul

Heritage Recovery in Mosul: Apply now for the Building Capacity for Professional Development course!

As we prepare to wrap up a successful first cycle of the Building Capacity for Professional Development (Track 1) course, we open the call for 25 new participants to join us! We are now accepting applications for the second cycle of the 9-month course, which will run from December 2022 to August 2023.

Advanced Course on Conservation of Mosaics concluded in Jordan

Advanced Course on Conservation of Mosaics concluded in Jordan

The two-week “MOSAIKON Advanced Training on Preventive Conservation Measures for Archaeological Sites with Mosaics: Shelters & Reburial” concluded its activities in the Jordanian capital, Amman, yesterday. The training was organized by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), through its...