Beyond Media Outlines: Perspectives on the Current Situation in Afghanistan

Join us today for the Late- breaking Roundtable on Afghanistan via our livestream, which is organised as an initiative of the Twelfth International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS 12).  Date: 27 August 2021Time CEST: 11.15 – 12.45 CEST / 11.15 AM – 12.45 PM CESTTime JST: 18.15 – 19.45 JST / 6.15 PM – 7.45 PM JSTLivestream: The Taliban takeover […]

Visit from Iraqi Minister of Culture

On Friday 2 July 2021, Director-General Webber Ndoro was honoured to meet with H.E. Al-Dafar Al-Hamdani, Minister of Culture in Iraq, and Mr Zaid Al-Ani, First Secretary of the Embassy of Iraq in Rome. Zaki Aslan, Director, ICCROM-Sharjah Regional Office and Rohit Jigyasu, Project Manager, Programmes Unit, also attended online and in person, respectively. The […]

How Can Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage be Preserved?

Paul Bucherer is the Director of the Afghanistan Institute and Museum (Bibliotheca Afghanica) in Switzerland. The Bibliotheca Afghanica museum-in-exile serves as a temporary home for artifacts that have been loaned to Mr Bucherer by Afghans and others outside the country for safekeeping. The entire collection will be repatriated to Afghanistan as soon as it is safe […]

Human Heritage: Preserving Palmyra, Petra, and Hatra

Wednesday, June 16, 2021, from 10 am – 11:30 am (Los Angeles; 8 pm – 9:30 pm Amman) Online lecture The ancient histories of Palmyra (Syria), Petra (Jordan), and Hatra (Iraq) tell a story of cultural exchange: their citizens shared trade routes, built comparable monuments, and worshiped common local and regional gods. These cities’ universal […]

Woodwork of the Timurid Period in Iran and Central Asia

The project aimed to analyze and interpret a substantial collection of a specific type of material culture which has been produced in Iran and Central Asia mainly during the Timurid period (c. 1370 to c. 1510). While only few examples from a secular context have survived, the bulk of material, mainly doors, grills (mashrabiyas), minbars […]