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Wednesday, October 13 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Cultural Preservation in Conflict Zones: Lessons from the Middle East and North Africa

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The last decade has proven human’s capacity for cultural heritage destruction. Peter Herdrich, Co-founder of the Antiquities Coalition in the United States, and Abdelhamid Salah, the Chairman of the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation in Cairo, work on the ground with partners in the Middle East and North Africa to preserve and protect museum, library, and archival collections. During this session. they’ll discuss their work with the National Museum of Yemen, religious minority communities in Northern Iraq, and museum collections across North Africa. They’ll also provide a step-by-step guide to prioritizing work in the most challenging conflict environments.

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Alice Rubin

Consultant, Antiquities Coalition
Alice Rubin is an award-winning strategic management consultant with nonprofits and cultural institutions withexpertise in managing complex digital initiatives. Currently she is working on an array of strategic projects with the Council of American Jewish Museums, Antiquities Coalition... Read More →


Abdelhamid Salah al-Sharief

Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation, Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation
Abdelhamid Salah al Shareif is the Chairman of the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation, manager of the Risk Assessment Unit in the Disaster Risk Management Department at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (the Minister’s Office). Consultant and Resource person on CRISIS Risk... Read More →
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Peter Herdrich

CEO, Cultural Capital Group, Antiquities Coalition
Peter Herdrich, he/him/his, is the Co-founder of the Antiquities Coalition, the pre-eminent international NGO in the fight against looting and illicit trade in cultural heritage property. He currently directs strategic digitization and documentation projects with partners in Algeria... Read More →

Wednesday October 13, 2021 11:15am - 12:00pm EDT
Channel 2
  Middle East/Africa