IRAQ - URUK

ALIPH is committed to concrete and sustainable initiatives to protect the richness and diversity of the world’s cultural heritage

Reconstruction of the Yazidi Mam Rashan Shrine

Mount Sinjar, Iraq

The Mam Rashan Shrine on Mount Sinjar is a Yazidi site, honoring a Xua’dan Saint (or “righteous person”), and probably dates from the 12th century. It was destroyed by Daesh in 2014. This project will include research and assessment by international and local experts, fieldwork and restoration work (site cleaning and preservation, dome reconstruction, and rehabilitation of the garden), as well as a “Watch Day” to celebrate community resilience.

Name Reconstruction of the Yazidi Mam Rashan Shrine

Location Mount Sinjar, Iraq

Amount 264 K $

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator World Monuments Fund (WMF)

Type of grant Call for projects

(c) WMF

Rehabilitation of the Mar Behnam Monastery

Khidr, Iraq

The Mar Behnam Monastery in Khidr, northern Iraq, is a 4th-century monument that formerly housed one of the most important Syriac libraries in the world. It was destroyed by Daesh in 2015. This project, instigated by the association Fraternité en Irak, has rebuilt the church and the tomb. 

Name Rehabilitation of the Mar Behnam Monastery

Location Khidr, Iraq

Amount 250 K $

Years 2018 - 2019

Operator Fraternité en Irak

Type of grant Emergency relief

Before. Photo : Fraternité en Irak
After. Photo: Fraternité en Irak.

In Situ Protection of the Collections of the Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire

Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire lost part of its valuable collection in 2011, following looting during political unrest. The project will reinforce the security measures of the museum building and the storage rooms and develop a museum emergency plan to minimize the risks to the collections.  

Name In Situ Protection of the Collections of the Musée des Civilisations de Côte d'Ivoire

Location Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Amount 80 K $

Years 2020

Operator Fondation Tapa

Type of grant Emergency relief

(c) Fondation Tapa
(c) Fondation Tapa