UCL Qatar signs Memorandum of Understanding with ICCROM
3 January 2012
A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between UCL Qatar and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).
ICCROM is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage worldwide through training, information, research, co-operation and advocacy programmes. ICCROM was the creation of a proposal made at the 1956 UNESCO General Conference and its headquarters was established in Rome soon after. Since 1965 it has offered courses to mid-career professionals on a wide range of topics related to cultural heritage in all its forms. In 2004 the ATHAR programme was established to focus on promoting and protecting cultural heritage in the Arab region.
The memorandum of understanding has created a collaborative partnership between ATHAR and UCL Qatar that will establish jointly run programmes and courses focusing on capacity building and training in the fields of cultural heritage conservation and management. The partnership will also look at improving public support and outreach in its shared fields of interest, the dissemination of information and the publishing of material of joint activities.
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