Post-conflict reconstruction of Old Aleppo By Diana Miznazi


Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the world, is often described as the most dangerous city in the world. The destruction is considered parallel to that of Hiroshima after World War II. This industrial capital of Syria is lacking all essential every day supplies of water, electricity, gas and at times even fresh food. The situation of this previously wealthy city is described by the locals as ‘unliveable’.

The international protection of cultural heritage in times of conflict: efficient or deficient? By Rim Lababidi

Copyright Hussein Malla

Cultural heritage, in both its tangible and intangible forms, constitutes a record of the creativity of mankind, and it functions as a line of continuity for human beings as well as the representation of their past and present. As cultural heritage accompanies people throughout their life, it shares people’s faith in the prosperity of peacetimes and the scourge of wars.

Spotlights on Syria - NiC’s interview with Dr Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim

Copyright DGAM

News in Conservation was granted an exclusive interview with Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General, Directorate General of Antiquities & Museums (DGAM), Syria. Together with the questions that NiC wanted to ask, Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim also answered questions from a panel composed of three authors who contributed to this issue of News in Conservation.

Concert in aid of the International Trust for Croatian Monuments

Concert In aid of the International Trust for Croatian Monuments and in Thanksgiving for the Life of one of its founding members Sir Henry Grant de la Poer Beresford-Peirse Bt

Holy Trinity Church
Sloane Square, London SW1

Piers Lane, piano
Ivana Lazar, soprano
Dubravka Separovic Musovic, mezzo-soprano

9 Jun 2015

Masterclass on plastics 2015

This course is given by Thea van Oosten and Anna Lagana.

15 Sep 2015 to 18 Sep 2015

Talk: Sharing Photographic Collections: Digitisation and Display

National Museum Cardiff
16 April 2015
11am to 13:30pm
(registration/coffee at 10:30)

Icon Photographic Materials Group is pleased to announce that we will be co-hosting a one day event with Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales on the theme of digitisation and display to coincide with their exhibition, Historic Photography Uncovered and the recent launch of their online database of images from their historic photography collections.

16 Apr 2015

13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone

Call for Papers

The University of the West of Scotland is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone.

Abstracts should be sent to on or before 1 July 2015. After this date the abstracts will be reviewed with the collaboration of the Permanent Scientific Committee, and notification of acceptance, or otherwise, dispatched by 1 August, 2015.

6 Sep 2016 to 10 Sep 2016
1 Jul 2015

Big Stuff 2015 - Call for Papers

Big Stuff is an international meeting focused on the challenges of conserving large industrial structures and technical objects. The 5th Big Stuff conference will be held on 3-4 September 2015 at the mining museum of Centre Historique Minier (CHM) in Lewarde, France. The conference theme is "Technical heritage: preserving authenticity: enabling identity?"

Call for papers: If you would like to present a paper at the conference please a send a one page abstract to Alison Wain by 30 April 2015.

3 Sep 2015 to 4 Sep 2015
30 Apr 2015


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