In this webinar, we will discuss the structures of supply chains for illicit trafficking of cultural goods and key stakeholders who are involved at each stage. We will define what an illicit antiquity is and explore the source, transit and market countries. To explain the key features of antiquities trafficking and its transnational nature, we will consider Iraq and Syria as case studies.
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Program Day 2:
His Excellency Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State, President of Qatar National Library
Stephane J. Ipert, Director of Distinctive Collections, Qatar National Library
Veronica Costarelli, Project Manager, Cross-Border Syrian Emergency Response with IOM & Post-Crisis Antiquity Trafficking Researcher
Dr. Samuel Andrew Hardy, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Cultural Heritage and Conflicts, Norwegian Institute in Rome (DniR), University of Oslo (UiO)
Maxim Nasra, Book conservation Specialist at Qatar National Library
In its role as the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East, the Library launched Himaya, a project to support the efforts to counter the trafficking and illegal circulation of the documentary heritage in the region. An important goal of the project will be to create strong engagement between international agencies and regional organizations to protect documentary heritage and counter the trafficking of items.
To download the Himaya project document, click here.
The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
Date: 7 – 8 February 2021
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Target Audience: Scholars, academics, researchers, law enforcement, and cultural heritage and museum experts working in the MENA region
Seats are limited, please click the button below to register.