Information Platform

Other bodies concerned with the safeguarding of
the Syrian archaeological and cultural heritage

 

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From a report by Silvia Perini and Emma L. Cunliffe for Heritage for Peace. For the full report, see 
http://www.heritageforpeace.org/news/reports-towards-protection-syrian-cultural-heritage-summary-international-responses/

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Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM)

Location and date of foundation: Syria, 1946.
Team: Syrian and international collaborations.
Information and contact: http://www.dgam.gov.sy/
English pages: http://dgam.gov.sy/index.php?d=314&id=1165
Arabic pages: http://dgam.gov.sy/index.php?d=177&id=1168
Damage assesment lists: http://dgam.gov.sy/?d=314&id=1342 ; http://dgam.gov.sy/?d=314&id=1564

 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Location and date of foundation: Paris (France), 1945.
Team: International.
Information and contact: http://en.unesco.org/
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/safeguarding-syrian-cultural-heritage/international-initiatives/emergency-safeguarding-of-syria-heritage

 

International Centre for the Study and the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

Location and date of foundation: Rome (Italy), 1956.
Team: International.
Information and contact: http://www.iccrom.org/fr/countriespost/syria/

 

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Location and date of foundation: Paris (France), 1946.
Team: International.
Information and contact: http://icom.museum/
Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk: http://icom.museum/resources/red-lists-database/red-list/syria/

 

International Council on Museums and Sites (ICOMOS)

Location and date of foundation: Paris (France), 1964.
Team: International.
Information and contact: http://www.icomos.org/en/

 

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR UNOSAT)

Location an date of foundation: Geneva (Switzerland) 1962
Team: International
Information and contact: http://www.unitar.org/unosat/chs-syria

 

National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces (a.k.a Etilaf)
and Ministry of Culture and Family Affairs for the Syrian Interim Government

Location and date of foundation: Istanbul (Turkey), March 2013.
Team: Syrian.
Information and contact: http://www.syriaig.org/en/index.php
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SyrianInterimGovernment

 

Association for the Protection of Syrian Archaeology (APSA)

Location and date of foundation: Strasburg (France), 2012.
Team: International
Information and contact: http://www.apsa2011.com/index.php/en/
Damages reports: http://www.apsa2011.com/index.php/en/apsa-rapports.html

 

Heritage for Peace (HfP)

Location and date of foundation: Girona (Spain), 2013.
Team: International.
Information and contact: http://www.heritageforpeace.org/
Damages reports: http://www.heritageforpeace.org/syria-culture-and-heritage/damage-to-cultural-heritage/previous-damage-newsletters/

 

Le Patrimoine syrien en danger (PSD)

Location and date of foundation: Paris, 2011.
Team: Syrian.
Information and contact: https://ar-ar.facebook.com/Archeologie.syrienne

 

The American School of Oriental Research (ASOR)

Information and contact: http://www.asor-syrianheritage.org/
Damages reports: http://www.asor-syrianheritage.org/weekly-reports/

 

Smithsonian Institution (SI) and Penn Cultural Heritage Center (Penn CHC)

Location and date of foundation:  Washington D.C. (USA), 1846; Philadelphia, 1887.
Team: International.
Information and contact: Website: http://www.si.edu/ ; http://www.penn.museum/about-us.html
Damages reports: http://www.penn.museum/press-releases/1138-syrian-heritage-sites-exhibit-significant-damage.html

 

Other Groups

 

Projects

 

Aleppo Archives in Exile

Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Friends of the Old City of Aleppo, Group of Friends of the Syrian People (Working Group on Economy Recovery and Development), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

Website:  http://www.tu-cottbus.de/fakultaet2/de/stadt-und- regionalplanung/home/aktuelles/meldung.html?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=2038&cHash=c771db3d919a4a72c4753070d863154f
http://architettura.poliba.it/News/workshop/Program_Workshop_Aleppo_Archive_in_Exile__17_01_2014.pdf

 

Monuments of Syria

Website:  http://monumentsofsyria.com/syria-conflict/
Reports:  http://monumentsofsyria.com/syria-conflict/attachment/damage-list-18-dec-2014/

 

The National Archives

Website:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/
Project Exportcontrol:  http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1896/contents/made http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2014/1896/pdfs/uksi_20141896_en.pdf
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:335:0050:0051:EN:PDF

 

The Syrian Heritage Archive

Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Museum für Islamische Kunst

Website: http://syrian-heritage.org/joomla/en/component/k2/item/90-creating-a-digital-cultural- heritage-register-for-syria-the-syrian-heritage-archive-project https://gazetteedainst.org/app/#!/show/2086499
 

Groups

 

Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East & North Africa (EAMENA)
Location an date of foundation: Oxford (United Kingdom) 2014
Team: British
Information and contact: http://eamena.org/
 

Archaeology in Syria Network

Location and date of foundation: Rome, 2011
Team: Syrian and international
Website: www.ainsyria.net

 

Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities, University of Aleppo

Location and date of foundation: Aleppo (Syria), 1966.
Team: Syrian.
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/156078757789429/

 

Friends of Maaloula Association

Location and date of foundation: Germany, 2013.
Team: Syrian and German.
Website:  http://www.rahim.eu/maaloula/aboutus.html

 

Gulfsands Urkesh Exploration Fund, International Institute for Mesopotamian Area Studies, and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (UCLA)

Location and date of foundation: Syria/California, 2010.
Team: Syrian and American.
Website:  http://www.urkesh.org/gulfsands/gulfsands_home.html

 

Ila Souria

Location and date of foundation: Paris (France), 2013.
Website:  http://www.ilasouria.org/en/
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/ila.souria?fref=ts YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/ilasouria
Project:  http://www.ilasouria.org/en/

 

International Association for Assyriology

Location and date of foundation: London, 2013.
Team: International.
Website: http://iaassyriology.org/
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/MarShiprim
Project:  http://iaassyriology.org/wp-content/uploads/IAA-English.pdf

 

Saadeh Cultural Foundation

Location and date of foundation: Beirut (Lebanon), 1999.
Team: Arabic.
Website:  http://saadehcf.org/Home.aspx
Project:  http://saadehcf.org/NewsDetails.aspx?Id=35; http://saadehcf.org/Modules/LatestNews/PdfUpload/852616171Letter%20Auction%20Eng. pdf

 

Saving Antiquities for Everyone

Website:  http://www.savingantiquities.org/
Project:  http://www.savingantiquities.org/heritage-crisis-syria-call-temporary-moratorium- rade/; http://www.savingantiquities.org/uk-adopts-resolution-prohibiting-import-antiquities- syria/

 

Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Orientalische Altertumswissenschaft – Swiss Society for Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Location and date of foundation:  Switzerland, late 80s.
Team: International.
Website: http://sgoa.ch/en/

 

Syrian Association for the Preservation of Archaeology and Heritage

Location and date of foundation: Syria, 2013.
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/psahrteam/timeline

 

Syrian Heritage Pages

Location and date of foundation: Syria, June 2014.
Team: International.
Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Syrian-heritage- pages/373933192748748?sk=timeline

 

Meetings, Conferences, Exhibitions

 

Arab British Centre

Website:  http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/
Project:  http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/event/syria-speaks-london-bristol-oxford- liverpool-bradford-durham/

 

Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Italian Priorità Cultura

PressRelease: http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2014/06/19/exhibitions-syrias- cradle-of-civilization-being-destroyed_aaeaae39-1cee-46f7-bd2c- ad97a1af9249.html?idPhoto=1

 

Institut du Monde Arabe

Project:  http://www.imarabe.org/colloque/le-patrimoine-syrien-en-peril

 

National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

Website:  http://www.tobunken.go.jp/index_e.html
Project:  http://www.tobunken.go.jp/english/katudo/201310-e.html

 

Rimini Meeting: Meeting per l’amicizia fra i popoli / Meeting of Friendship Among People

Conference website:  http://www.meetingrimini.org/eng/
Conference Plenary addresses:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6evG4jzNQfU#t=3156

 

The Syria Campaign

Location and date of foundation: Worldwide, 2014.
Team: International.
Website:  https://thesyriacampaign.org/
Project:  https://diary.thesyriacampaign.org/un-ban-the-trade-in-syrian-antiquities/

 

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