The Dhamar Museum Recovery and Documentation Project

Dhamar, Yemen

Amount $ 262 941

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

project status Completed

Type of grant Call for projects


The Dhamar Museum, one of Yemen’s largest and most important regional museums, was heavily damaged during conflict. The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) will recover, document, and shelter the Museum’s collections, while also securing the site from remaining hazardous debris and collapsed rubble. Next, the operator will start the recovery of the estimated 6,000 objects still buried under its debris. Recovered objects will be catalogued and securely stored, and a local rapid response team will be trained with support from CAORC and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative.