WORKSHOP: Protection Of Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations

15 - 16 June 2017 ,00:00 - 18:00 | Ankara

The Erimtan Museum, Gözcü Sokak 10, 06250

Key-note by Prof. Peter Stone (Newcastle University). Opening speeches by Lutgarde Vandeput (BIAA) and Melik Ayaz (General Directorate of Monuments and Museums)

The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA), the American Research Institute in Turkey – Ankara (ARIT), the US Embassy in Ankara and the General Directorate for Heritage and Museums of the TC Ministry of Culture and Tourism collaborated on a workshop entitled, ‘Protection of Cultural Heritage in Emergency Situations’ on 15 and 16 June 2017 at the Erimtan Museum in Ankara.

The workshop is addressing strategies for protecting museums and heritage sites in instances of disaster with the aim to bring together international experts with specialists at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, museums, institutes and universities in Turkey. The event is addressing a wide range of issues that damage, even obliterate, cultural and historical heritage, especially considering the increased human-induced as well as potentially natural sources of hazard that Turkey's immediate neighbours experience. The presentations are aimed at discussing the variety of work carried out at different sites, museums and regions, with examples of case studies, and at generating constructive discussions with participants from key institutions. With the workshop, the primary aim is raising awareness of the potential problems that museums may face in emergency situations as well as offering indications of solutions.

Full recordings of these lectures are available on the BIAA's YouTube channel below:

Brian Rose

Lamia Al Gailani Werr

Aparna Tandon

France Desmarais

Shaker Al Shbib

Önder İpek

Zeynep Boz


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