IRAQ - URUK
ALIPH is committed to concrete and sustainable initiatives to protect the richness and diversity of the world’s cultural heritage
Saving 16th Century Churches in the Sondondo Valley
Sondondo Valley, Peru
Located in Peru's Sondondo Valley are twelve 16th century churches, which were damaged during the civil war in the 1980s-90s. The project will complete a general diagnosis and then perform emergency interventions to consolidate the roofs of five of the churches.
Multi-Religious Heritage, Salvage and Education
The sacred site of Aw-Barkhadle in Somalia embodies local diversity, including Christian, Islamic and potentially Jewish religions, as well as indigenous beliefs. The local organization Horn Heritage aims to build communal cohesion and peace by protecting this endangered multi-religious heritage.
Western Sudan Community Museums
Three museums in Sudan--Darfur Museum in Nyala, Sheikan Museum in El Obeid, Khalifa House in Khartoum--hold important collections showing living heritage artifacts as well as archaeological objects. This project, now entering its second phase, will improve site security and conservation standards of the three museums. In addition, traditional shade shelters for daytime and outdoor displays of living heritage will be constructed. Training sessions are also planned for local staff to expand their skills in running labs and conservation techniques.