Aleppo Heritage Catalogue

Aleppo Heritage Catalogue is a project on historical and architectural documentation of monuments in the world heritage site of Aleppo. It seeks a scientific and practical inquiry, aims for knowledge mobilization and cultural advocacy, to help communities in Aleppo recognize, celebrate, support and preserve their cultural heritage.

We invite scholars to write scientific articles on the history and architectural description of specific monuments in the old city of Aleppo, reflecting on the value and importance of these buildings. We also communicate the inclusion of memory into the process as in not only focusing on the physical and spatial characteristics, but remembering the intangible aspects of the place and the people. Entries include reports and materials concerning the damage, carried out by the Built Heritage Documentation Project. Each article is enriched with photographs from the Syrian Heritage Archive as well as other sources, and published periodically on LISA (Gerda Henkel scientific portal). All articles are available in two languages: English and Arabic. In cooperation with UNESCO, the materials produced within the project will be available as a basis for any reconstruction efforts.This project is part of a wider network of Syrian Heritage Initiatives in the Museum for Islamic Art in Berlin, focusing on various topics related to Syrian heritage. Together, our aim is to document, preserve and present the richness of Syrian heritage for everyone. The following projects are part of this network: Syrian Heritage Archive Project, Interactive Heritage Map of Syria, Built Heritage Documentation, Aleppo Heritage Catalogue, and Post-Conflict Recovery of Urban Cultural Heritage in the Middle East: The Old Town of Aleppo.

Project Details


Location: Syria, Middle East, Berlin, Asia, Germany Organiser(s): Freunde des Museums für Islamische Kunst im Pergamonmuseum e.V. Funder(s): Gerda Henkel Stiftung, German Federal Foreign Office Funding received: 50.000 Euros Commencement Date: 12/2017 Project Status: Active
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