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    Heritage protection in “ICESCO Digital Home”

    15 April 2020

    Today, the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) started publishing a set of video clips on cultural heritage topics, as part of its “ICESCO Digital Heritage” Initiative and “Distance Culture” Programme. The video clips document training programmes supervised by experts on the protection and preservation of heritage, especially in times of crisis.
    These programmes seek to remotely train and build the capacities of the staff working in heritage fields and ensure the public’s benefit therefrom. Accessible on ICESCO’s website www.icesco.org, these programmes cover the following topics:
    • General principles of the documentation of intangible heritage and national inventories;
    • Museum management in the Islamic world;
    • Documentation of cultural heritage through AI applications;
    • Management of risks, crises, and disasters in heritage sites and museums;
    • Techniques of inscribing heritage sites and landmarks on the Islamic World Heritage List (IWHL) and the World Heritage List (WHL);
    • Rehabilitation of endangered handicrafts;
    • Protection of underwater cultural heritage.
    These programmes form part of the efforts of ICESCO to support the Member States and their competent authorities in the fight against Coronavirus (COVID-19) and find alternative solutions to ensure the sustainability of their educational, scientific and cultural undertakings during this difficult period.

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