The first masters program of its kind in Conservation Management of Cultural Heritage taught completely in Arabic!
The main objective of this program is to enhance conservation practices among specialists and experts in the region which serves the development of the values of conservation in the Arab world. The program has been designed to include the importance of a multidisciplinary perspective and to provide students with a strong theoretical background, as well as practical training necessary to develop their conservation and heritage management skills.
This master program is offered in collaboration between the University of Sharjah and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM). This program takes advantage of a broad range of specialists and experts in various fields of conservation to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for safe practice.
For more information check the link here.
In the framework of H2020 NETCHER Project, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) and the Center for Cultural Heritage Technology – Italian Institute of Technology (Italy) will organize a 4-day Online Training about “Remote Sensing to fight illicit excavation“.
The training programme is broken into two levels: a beginner level (days 1 and 2) and an advanced level (days 3 and 4).
The course aims at training Cultural Heritage professionals in the use of Remote Sensing to identify evidence of archaeological sites’ looting.
Deadline for application: January 4, 2021 !
Course date: January 19th-22nd, 2021.
- Fluency in English is required.
- The training is free of charge.
For more information check the course link here.
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In this MOOC, that took place in 2020, an international team of experts from six different universities explored the many facets of Greek and Roman cities. They discuss mega cities like Rome, centres of international commerce like the Greek city of Delos and Palmyra in the Syrian Desert, regional centres of production like Pompeii, and frontier towns like Dura Europos on the Euphrates.
The whole course series is now available for streaming on YouTube, through this link.
More information about this MOOC is available on this link.
In this trilingual MOOC (English, French, German), an international team of experts from six different universities will explore the many facets of Greek and Roman cities. They will discuss mega cities like Rome, centres of international commerce like the Greek city of Delos and Palmyra in the Syrian Desert, regional centres of production like Pompeii, and frontier towns like Dura Europos on the Euphrates.
The course is open to anybody with an interest in archaeology, architecture, history or cultural heritage. Participation is free of charge.
Classes Start: Apr 2, 2020
Classes End: Jun 19, 2020
Estimated Effort: 2h30
Registration for the MOOC is opened on this link.
The Copernicus MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is an online training aimed at enabling anyone to understand how to use Earth Observation data in order to address societal challenges and generate business opportunities.
Participants will learn how Copernicus data can be used for evidence-based public policy, as well as to develop new products and services, open up new markets, improve quality of life, and make the most of limited resources in a sustainable way.
The Copernicus MOOC will be held twice in 2020:
- MOOC 1: March – May 2020
- MOOC 2: September – December 2020
Each MOOC will consist in 12 lessons of 2 hours each, over a period of 12 weeks.
MOOC 1 will start on Monday 09 March 2020.
Registration for the Copernicus MOOC is opened at: https://mooc.copernicus.eu
Publisher: Philipp von Zabern
Publication year: 2014
Authors: Johanna Sigl, Claus Vetterling
How do you deal with archaeological finds? What surveying techniques are there and how are they applied? What is an excavation diary? These questions are answered in this Excavation Guide - the practical companion for working in the field.
The Excavation Guide, originally written in German, is intended to help beginners to become involved in the excavation process more quickly, in a meaningful way and on their own initiative. Not only are different excavation situations, such as soil conditions or the handling of different monuments, taken into account, but the use of any equipment required for a particular excavation situation is also explained.
The German book is available for sale.
The Arabic translation is available for download for free from this website.
Publisher: The Hornemann Institute
Publication year: 2015
Editors: Angela Weyer, Pilar Roig Picazo, Daniel Pop, JoAnn Cassar, Aysun Özköse, Jean-Marc Vallet, Ivan Srša
European Illustrated Glossary Of Conservation Terms For Wall Paintings And Architectural Surfaces.
English definitions with translations into Bulgarian, Croatian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Turkish.
EwaGlos, which has been developed in eleven languages, highlights the crucial role that professionally developed multilingual vocabularies play in international preservation campaigns. The illustrated glossary stresses the importance of common language in the conservation field, and the role that international cooperation plays in creating this common terminology. The core of the glossary comprises approximately 200 definitions of terms frequently used in specifications in the field of conservation-restoration of wall paintings and architectural surfaces. The prefaces of the book introduce professionals, students and decision-makers to complex issues encountered in the development, and use, of such terminologies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography in this specialized field.
The book is available for downloading for free from the site of EwaGlos at this link.
It is also available in several languages (Arabic, Russian, Persian, Japanese).
A Harris Matrix is a tool that archaeologists use to keep track of stratigraphy and stratigraphic units. By using the laws of stratigraphy, archaeologists create these logic diagrams to record the top-down sequence of stratigraphic deposits and help make sense of the information they contain. Using the principles of stratigraphy in archaeology were first introduced by Dr. Harris, published in his book the "Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy". This book has been the industry standard for this discipline, so much that the way of seeing stratigraphic sequences is now commonly called a ‘Harris Matrix’ or ‘Harris Matrices’ on archaeological sites.
This valuable book has been recently translated into Arabic by Tareq Awad and Baraa Seraj Eddin.
“Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy” demonstrates the making of stratigraphic sequences or Harris Matrices, as well as expounding on the history of stratigraphy in archaeology, the methods of recording stratification, and the relation of artifacts to the stratigraphic sequence.
The book is available for downloading for free from the site of Dr. Harris at this link.
It is also available in several languages (English , Arabic, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Slovenia, Spanish).
Now available in Arabic!
Publisher: UNESCO; Ministry of culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland
Publication year: 2018
The Warsaw Recommendation on Recovery and Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage has been published in Arabic.
This document from 2018 constituting a comprehensive set of principles concerning the process of urban reconstruction and rebuilding of historic buildings or complexes of buildings destroyed as a result of armed conflicts or natural disasters.
This soft-law instrument is the result of the international conference on the "Challenges of World Heritage recovery", which took place at the Royal Castle in Warsaw on 8 May 2018. During the conference, representatives of UNESCO, ICOMOS, ICCROM, World Bank and the Global Alliance for Urban Crises met for the first time to discuss problems related to the reconstruction of World Heritage sites. Over 200 participants representing all regions of the world attended the meeting.
To download the Arabic document for free click on this link.
Publisher: ICCROM; Government of Canada, Canadian Conservation Institute
Publication year: 2016
Authors: José Luiz Pedersoli Jr., Catherine Antomarchi, Stefan Michalski
This guide is an abridged version of The ABC Method. It explains the ABC Method using many images, basic examples and simple exercises. It has been designed to introduce the risk-based approach to decision makers and to promote its use by heritage professionals and a younger generation of conservators.
Risks occur in many forms, ranging from the rare and catastrophic to daily and easily observable threats. Adopting a risk management approach will help you to find the priorities for preventive conservation.
ISBN (Print): 9789290772484
ISBN (Web): 9789290772491
Available in several languages: English, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese