IRAQ - URUK
ALIPH is committed to concrete and sustainable initiatives to protect the richness and diversity of the world’s cultural heritage
Preserving the written heritage of Jerusalem
The combined collections of the Jerusalem-based Khalidi, Al-Budeiri and Nashashibi Libraries as well as the Al-Ma'amal Art Foundation hold some of the oldest and largest private collections in Jerusalem, with rare manuscripts from the 12th century onward. The Khalidi Library is coordinating the common effort of these institutions to protect and preserve their threatened heritage.
Protection, Preservation and Promotion of Palestinian Cultural Heritage in the Gaza Strip
The Saint Hilarion Monastery is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in the Middle East and is still used regularly. This project will renovate the historic buildings for public use and expand local capacities for cultural heritage preservation in Gaza. These activities will enhance the conservation skills and knowledge of students and workers, promote cultural tourism, and raise public awareness of the importance of cultural heritage.