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ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives

Initiated in 2014, ASOR’s Cultural Heritage Initiatives (ASOR CHI) is an international collaboration of scholars and institutions who work under the auspices of ASOR

Through two cooperative agreements with the U.S. Department of State and with the generous support of non-federal organizations and donors (especially the Getty Conservation Institute, The Whiting Foundation, and the Kaplan Fund), ASOR CHI undertakes projects to document, protect, and preserve the cultural heritage of war-torn Syria, northern Iraq, and Libya.

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ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives Projects


An Emergency Assessment and Digital Preservation Initiative for Mosul’s Textual Collections and Repositories

As part of the ongoing recovery effort in Mosul, ASOR-CHI and partners will train and equip Iraqi heritage professionals at Mosul University to digitize significant manuscript…

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