Earthen Architecture Course

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates and Manah, Oman

Amount 60 K $

Years 2018

Operator Getty Conservation Institute, Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism

Type of grant Emergency relief

Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust
Photo: J. Paul Getty Trust

In an effort to curb the destruction and disappearance of earthen structures worldwide, including in the Middle East and North Africa, an Earthen Architecture Course was conducted at the end of 2018 by the Getty Conservation Institute in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi. The twenty participants from North Africa, Levant, Gulf countries and southwest Asia learned practical methods for the preservation of earthen buildings and archaeological sites.