World Monuments Fund Britain’s Past Today Series:
Preservation during conflict: Seizing the moment to protect the Middle-East’s Cultural Heritage
16th May at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
With Dr Zaki Aslan, the Director of ICCROM-ATHAR and Dr Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General for Antiquities and Museums in Syria
(via video link).
The preservation of cultural heritage during times of ongoing conflict may seem superfluous, even inappropriate, amidst heavy death tolls. However, its use in post-crisis recovery is globally regarded as invaluable for long-term cultural, social and economic development. Recognition of heritage’s role in offering hope and pride in the most difficult of circumstances cannot be ignored.
Full information here: https://wmf.org.uk/events/preservation-during-conflict
Flier here: Preservation During Conflict 16 May 2017