Qatar National Library

International Day against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property

2022.11.14 16:00

Online via Zoom

On the occasion of the International Day against Illicit Trafficking in Cultural Property, which falls on 14 November of each year, Qatar National Library (the IFLA PAC Regional Center in the Arab Region and the Middle East) is organizing a remote panel discussion with elite experts. They will discuss regional and international cooperation to combat the trafficking of cultural property, with a focus on documentary heritage, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

Opening Speech: 

Ms. Tan Huism, Executive Director, Qatar National Library. 


Ms. Marina Schneider, Principal Legal Officer & Treaty Depositary, UNIDROIT.

Dr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Advisor to UNESCO and ICCROM

Dr. Zaki Aslan, Director and Regional Representative, ICCROM-Sharjah Regional Conservation Center, UAE.

Dr. Eleni Polymenopoulou, Associate Professor at HBKU, College of Law.


Mr. Stephane Ipert, Director of Distinctive Collection, Qatar National Library. 

The event will be conducted online via Zoom. 

Date: 14 November 2022 

Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM (Qatar time) = (GMT+3)

Language: Arabic and English 

Target Audience: Specialists in heritage preservation and anti-trafficking

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Starts:   2022.11.14 16:00
Ends:   2022.11.14 17:30

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