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Miryam Haddad : Beyond the Artistic Confines

Miryam Haddad : Beyond the Artistic Confines

22/09/2022 by Syreen Forest After years of drawing statues from the collection of the National Museum in Damascus, the artist realised that this heritage could disappear. She then felt the need to represent this endangered heritage in order to « protect these sculptures, in one way or another, on the canvas ». Artistic awakening[1] Miryam Haddad is...

22 septembre 202224 septembre 2022
The day when it rained glass

The day when it rained glass

23/09/2020 by Yara Ritz, Associate Researcher (Lebanon) Elected general quarters of partying, the neighbourhoods of Gemmayze and Mar Mikhael are revealing examples: it is in these very dynamic districts that people, whether young or less young, Lebanese or foreigners, used to meet and hang out. As a symbol of Beirut’s cosmopolite life, they have nonetheless...

21 décembre 202021 décembre 2020
Errors of the past, shadows of the present

Errors of the past, shadows of the present

09/09/2020 by Elie Saad, Local observer Paris of the Middle East or a Warzone  A melting pot or a racially and sectarian divided city  Switzerland of the East or capital of a ponzi scheme At least is was a city… As I am writing this article, trying to force myself to work in order to...

9 septembre 20209 septembre 2020
Archaeological Heritage:  From War to Safety

Archaeological Heritage: From War to Safety

Le 24/06/2020 by Muntadher Aloda « Come, I will take you to Uruk, to the sacred temple, home of Anu and Ishtar, where Gilgamesh is perfect in strength, like a wild bull lording it over the menfolk. » The Epic of Gilgamesh I was raised near ancient cities, loved the dust of the surrounding deserts and held...

24 juin 202024 juin 2020
Inside Story : being an actor of heritage in Libya

Inside Story : being an actor of heritage in Libya

30/04/2020 by Reem H. Furjani Growing up abroad to my grandparents’ narratives about an enchanting Medina of Tripoli in its earlier thrive, my imagination was animated: Behind the fountains of the courtyards laid the ladies adorned in silk and gold, in the shade reciting folk between sips of minted tea, and the scent of jasmine...

30 avril 202030 avril 2020
Heritage under threat in Libya

Heritage under threat in Libya

24/03/2020 by Reem Furjani, local Observer Since many whom I have tried speaking to in December and January 2020 about protecting the heritage of Tripoli from war have ignored the threat, it is ironic to see surprise about the rocket that fell in the Medina this 20th March 2020. Not much damage but is an...

24 mars 202010 avril 2020
Heritage under threat in Yemen

Heritage under threat in Yemen

Le 05/03/2020 by Ayoub Amer, local observer What are the key challenges? Due to the accelerating events in our country, the armed conflict that is renewed from time to time, those interested and active in the field of protecting the tangible and intangible cultural heritage face many great challenges, most notably : – The absence...

4 mars 202020 avril 2020
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