Supporting documentary heritage preservation in the Arab Region

When :

from Sunday 1 December, 2019
to Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Type of event :

Category 8-Symposium

Where :

Qatar National Library, Auditorium, Doha, Qatar

Contact :

Marion Desmurger (Email:

To strengthen collaboration between memory institutions and conservation practitioners in the region and to present the findings of UNESCO's survey on documentary heritage in the Arab region, UNESCO and Qatar National Library (QNL) will be organizing a regional conference on "Preserving documentary heritage in the Arab region" on 1-2 December 2019 in Doha, Qatar.

The two-day conference will feature international experts to present best practices on preservation and conservation and highlight initiatives and strategies implemented at the national or regional level to preserve and promote documentary heritage throughout the region.

The conference will also be an opportunity to present the main objectives of UNESCO-QNL joint project and upcoming plans as part of this partnership, including awareness raising and capacity-building opportunities. It is hoped that this conference will help to strengthen professional networks working to ensure protection, preservation and promotion of documentary heritage in the Middle East and North Africa.