IRAQ - URUK
ALIPH is committed to concrete and sustainable initiatives to protect the richness and diversity of the world’s cultural heritage
Managing Libya's Cultural Heritage (MaLiCH)
Ghadames, Sabratha and Leptis Magna, Libya
The desert city of Ghadames and the ancient Roman cities of Sabratha and Leptis Magna are inscribed on the World Heritage List, testament to Libya's archaeological significance. However, due to conflict, these sites were placed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage in Danger in 2016. Kings College London is collaborating with the Libyan Department of Antiquities to protect them through training in heritage protection, emergency stabilization and management planning.
Rehabilitation of the National Museum of Tripoli
The As-Saraya al-Hamra, the National Museum of Tripoli, is home to one of the most important collections in North Africa. Located at the heart of the city, this museum is an important reference point for the history of Libya, contributing to the reconciliation of Libyans with their heritage. In order to begin rehabilitation work, the project will involve three field missions to define priorities for collections, architecture and personnel.
Preserving Manuscripts in the Al-Aqib Library, Sankoré Mosque of Timbuktu
The Al-Aqib Library at the Sankoré Mosque in Timbuktu holds a unique manuscript collection, which remained in Timbuktu during the armed attacks of 2012. This project will improve the critical preservation conditions of the collection through collaboration between AMALIA and library personnel. The Al-Aqib collection is also part of a digitization project led by the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library, and of a research project coordinated by the University of Hamburg.