The Syrian Heritage Archive Project in Berlin

Nmeir, Eva (2018) The Syrian Heritage Archive Project in Berlin. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

The Syrian Heritage Archive Project (SHAP) started in 2013 as a digitizing project of the collections of materials from renowned German scientific researchers. The project was located at both the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Museum of Islamic Art (SMB) in Berlin, financed by the German Foreign Office, currently for the 5th project stage. The project group at the Museum of Islamic Art consists of a multidisciplinary team of different professionals of mostly Syrian and of German background. In addition to the basic database work, over the course of several years of dialogue and discussion within the core team, the emphasis has also been brought to other crucial focus points related to the material culture of Syria. In 2015, with a growing number of Syrians reaching Germany, the idea for the Multaka Project came up - an award-winning art education project enabling young Syrians guiding refugees through the collections of Berlin museums. In 2016, due to the worsening devastations caused by the ongoing Syrian war, an affiliated damage assessment project with regard to the historic monuments of Aleppo evolved, which, among others, develops a special app for professionals on spot. The paper shall give an overview of the ongoing activities of the Syrian Heritage Archive Project progressing from digitizing, networking and public outreach to awareness raising and capacity building.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Nmeir, EvaUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: digital resources; accessibility; Syrian Heritage Archive Project; dissemination; cultural heritage; conservation; public awareness; heritage at risk
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 05. Dissemination
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 07. Education
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 04. World Heritage in Danger
National Committee: ICOMOS
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 14:11
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 14:11
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2026

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