IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1218: Islamic Art across the Mediterranean - Conservation, Interpretation, Presentation, II: Conservation and International Sponsorship

Wednesday 14 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Society for the Medieval Mediterranean
Organiser:Gerald Crowson, Society for the Medieval Mediterranean, Norwich
Moderator/Chair:Ian Richard Netton, Department of Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 1218-aThe Role of the Foreign Missions in Preserving the Islamic Monuments of Cairo
(Language: English)
Alaa Al-Habashi, Egyptian Antiquities Project, American Research Centre, Cairo
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - General, Islamic & Arabic Studies
Paper 1218-bConservation of Cultural Heritage in the Islamic Mediterranean: Prospects and Challenges
(Language: English)
Gaetano Palumbo, World Monuments Fund, New York
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Islamic & Arabic Studies
Paper 1218-cThe Role of International Organisations in the Conservation of the Islamic Heritage: ICCROM's Athar Programme (Conservation of Archaeological Heritage in the Arab Region)
(Language: English)
Zaki Aslan, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation & Restoration of Cultural Property, Roma
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Islamic & Arabic Studies

The session will look at the support provided by the international community for conservation of the Islamic heritage, opening with the work of the foreign missions in Cairo (itself a subject of major conservation effort), then the World Monuments Fund (a privately funded NGO), and then ICCROM (an inter-governmental body allied with UNESCO). Should provide a good overview of the international situation.