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The Modern Heritage Observatory aims to advocate for the preservation of modern cultural heritage – with an emphasis on photography, music, architecture, video and film – in the Middle East and North Africa.
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DIGITAL HERITAGE 2013 International Congress, 27 October - 1 November 2013, Marseille, France | Call for paper

DIGITAL HERITAGE 2013 International Congress, 27 October - 1 November 2013,  Marseille, France | Call for paper | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
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Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
The first institution of its kind in the region, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha, Qatar offers an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art. Our story really begins more than twenty years ago, when our patron and founder H.E.
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Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East at ...

Cairo to Constantinople: Early Photographs of the Middle East at ... | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
Edinburgh's Palace of Holyroodhouse showcases artefacts and photos from the Prince of Wales' unusual four-month tour of the Middle East in 1962.
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Cairo landmark Villa Casdagli to be restored to former glory - Ahram Online

Cairo landmark Villa Casdagli to be restored to former glory - Ahram Online | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

Cairo landmark Villa Casdagli to be restored to former glory
Ahram Online
In 2006, the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), now the MSA, placed the villa on Egypt's heritage list as an Islamic monument.

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The Egyptian Ministry of State for Antiquities (MSA) will restore the early 20th century Villa Casdagli, located in downtown Cairo, following years of negligence and recent destruction occurred during clashes between protesters, vandals and police.

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Dubai food court named UNESCO World Heritage Site

Dubai food court named UNESCO World Heritage Site | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
Food court in Mall of the Emirates likened to 'modern day Roman Forum' (RT @arabiaenquirer: Dubai food court named UNESCO World Heritage Site http://t.co/fOMzCb09yY)...
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Yemeni world heritage site threatened to be kicked off UNESCO’s preservation list | Yemen News

Yemeni world heritage site threatened to be kicked off UNESCO’s preservation list http://t.co/w9cKRaIqUx #yemen
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SCTA donates SR 2 m to preserve heritage | ArabNews

SCTA donates SR 2 m to preserve heritage | ArabNews | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
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Chairman of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) Prince Sultan bin Salman will speak at the second General Assembly Meeting of the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society, on Thursday. The event will take place in Riyadh at King Abdul Aziz Lecture Hall...

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Baghdad beats: Iraqis look to revive traditional music - Ahram Online

Baghdad beats: Iraqis look to revive traditional music - Ahram Online | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
Baghdad beats: Iraqis look to revive traditional music
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"Iraqis do not care for their musical heritage," he laments. "On TV, all ...
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Tehran's Azadi Tower, witness to history, victim of neglect

Tehran's Azadi Tower, witness to history, victim of neglect | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
DUBAI (Reuters) - Within days of the 2009 election that returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to office, demonstrations engulfed Tehran and other Iranian cities, centred on the capital's sprawling Azadi Square.
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"As a photographer I saw Azadi Tower as a character in my pictures," said Sarbakhshian, who also photographed pro-government rallies there and now lives in the United States. "It's a witness, a third eye."

But the tower, having stood through Iran's explosive revolution in 1979 and an eight-year-long war with Iraq in the 1980s, is now falling victim to neglect and shoddy repairs, and suffers from extensive internal water damage...

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Amazigh assert their cultural identity at Jadu festival as Magarief expresses support for constitutional recognition of Berber language | Libya Herald

Amazigh assert their cultural identity at Jadu festival as Magarief expresses support for constitutional recognition of Berber language | Libya Herald | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

Tafsout is Tamazight for “spring”. Not a reference to the so-called Arab Spring, for once, but to the Berber tradition of holding festivals in springtime. Pursuing this tradition – albeit a bit ahead of time – local groups together with the Ministry of Culture organised a festival of Amazigh culture in the Nafusa Mountains, whose main events took place in the town of Jadu from 7 to 9 November 2012.

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Revision of heritage protection law discussed | Oman Observer

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Beirut, Paris municipalities begin restoration of Civil War ruin

Beirut, Paris municipalities begin restoration of Civil War ruin | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

The municipalities of Beirut and Paris co-launched Tuesday evening the commencement of restoration work on Beit Beirut, the iconic Civil War ruin. 

 

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UNESCO Conference on Preservation of Digital Heritage

UNESCO Conference on Preservation of Digital Heritage | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

A UNESCO conference, The Memory of the World in the Digital age: Digitization and Preservation, opened in Vancouver on 26 September bringing together experts and government officials from 110 countries and all continents.

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme was created to protect, preserve and promote digital heritage worldwide.

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Arab Comics: Creating Communities, Archiving History

Arab Comics: Creating Communities, Archiving History | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
In his foreword to Joe Sacco’s comic book Palestine, Edward Said, the iconic intellectual, wrote, “I don't remember when exactly I read my first comic book, but I do remember exactly how liberated and (Arab Comics: Creating Communities, Archiving ...
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8th International Training Programme on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural ... - UNESCO.org (press release)

8th International Training Programme on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural ... - UNESCO.org (press release) | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
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La mémoire audiovisuelle et cinématographique : un patrimoine en péril

La mémoire audiovisuelle et cinématographique : un patrimoine en péril | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

Our study evolves around the problems related to the ressources of film and audiovisual patrimony inestimable documentaries disappear everyday.An audiovisual memory, and a whole patrimony (which ave essential sources of reference and knowledge, and tools of analyzing and understanding our society) will be out of reach if urgent measures are not taken to safe guard such documents.

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Mohamed Bensalah Enseignant en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication, Université d’Oran Es-Sénia, Chercheur associé au CRASC.
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ICCROM - Nouvelle publication sur la mesure de la performance de la conservation patrimoniale

ICCROM - Nouvelle publication sur la mesure de la performance de la conservation patrimoniale | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
Infos mars 2013 - L’ICCROM et le Centro de Estudos Avançados da Conservação Integrada (CECI), au Brésil, sont heureux d’annoncer qu’une nouvelle publication est disponible en ligne et peut être téléchargée gratuitement : Measuring Heritage...
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Assessing the Audiovisual Archive Market | PrestoCentre

Assessing the Audiovisual Archive Market | PrestoCentre | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
With the advent of the digital era, AV archives have been called to face new challenges: ensure the preservation of digital content and provide online access to the material. Both these actions
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Assessing the Audiovisual Archive Market, Peter Kaufman, Presto Center's resource.

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Archiving the sound history of Iraq - The Daily Star

Archiving the sound history of Iraq - The Daily Star | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
Archiving the sound history of Iraq
The Daily Star
This would help people across the Arab world working in a range of fields, including radio and television.
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Allami was in Beirut this week for the Modern Heritage Observatory’s regional networking meeting, during which he gave a talk at Ashkal Alwan’s Home Workspace. He says he believes that collaboration across the region would benefit everyone...

Read more: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Music/2013/Mar-02/208473-archiving-the-sound-history-of-iraq.ashx#ixzz2MeGFUD00 ;
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)

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Review: Disappearing heritage of Sudan - Palatinate

Review: Disappearing heritage of Sudan - Palatinate | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

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Review: Disappearing heritage of Sudan
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This made further sense when I read that Ibrahim Pasha, the founder of Khartoum in 1821, was the son of an Egyptian ruler.

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Sounds from Arab Lands celebrates musical fusions - Brandeis University

Brandeis University Sounds from Arab Lands celebrates musical fusions Brandeis University REMIX brings together distinguished performers and composers from Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia who create music inspired by the cultural heritage of the Arab...
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MoMA | Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part III

MoMA | Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part III | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it
MoMA | Mapping Subjectivity: Experimentation in Arab Cinema from the 1960s to Now, Part III...
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Badaro landmarks in danger » Beirut » Time Out Beirut

Badaro landmarks in danger » Beirut » Time Out Beirut | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

The quaint area of Badaro is about to witness a tremendous change. Indeed, many of its iconic buildings are about to be demolished. 

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Mediterranean Living Heritage workshop tackles nominations for inscription on UNESCO lists

Mediterranean Living Heritage workshop tackles nominations for inscription on UNESCO lists | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

The EuroMed Heritage "Mediterranean Living Heritage"(MedLiHer) project this week held a workshop in Amman on how to nominate elements of intangible cultural heritage to the UNESCO Representative and Urgent Safeguarding Lists.

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Aleppo souk burns as battles rage

Aleppo souk burns as battles rage | Modern Heritage Observatory | Scoop.it

A blaze has swept though ancient markets in Aleppo, activists say, as rebels and government forces seek to gain control of Syria's largest city.

Reports say hundreds of shops in the souk, one of the best preserved in the Middle East, have been destroyed.

Unesco, which recognises Aleppo's Old City as a world heritage site, described the damage as a tragedy.

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