Partnership for Heritage: Safeguarding Traditional Architecture and Intangible heritage of Tataouine (Tunisia) and the Nafusa mountains (Libya)

This project will document the rich and varied heritage of the indigenous Imazighen communities living in the Nafusa Mountains (Libya) and in Tataouine, Tunisia.

The rich and varied heritage of the indigenous Imazighen communities living in the Nafusa Mountains (Libya) and in in Tataouine, Tunisia will be documented and conserved through the protection of two ancient, fortified granaries at risk due to climate change. Alongside the restoration of these unique buildings, a programme documenting and reviving local craft and associated skills will support the development of female-led local businesses.

Project Details

Location: Libya, Tunisia, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): University of the West of England - UWE Bristol Project partner(s): Durham University Institut National du Patrimoine de Tunisie Department of Antiquities of Libya Azzaytuna University Institut superieur Des Arts et Métiers de Tataouine - Association du Ksour Aran NKabaw Foundation for Restoration of Ancient Building Funder(s): British Council Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with DCMS Funding received: £534,261.00 Commencement Date: 12/2022 Project Status: Active
Project owner? Update this project

Related Projects

Basra Heritage Boat Club copyright Rashad Salim

Ark for Iraq (Phase 3)

This project is an expansion of an ambitious initiative to protect and promote Iraq’s unique and endangered inland watercraft heritage, that is in rapid decline due to the ong…

Explore project
01 Port Said Location BTU

Abbas Bazaar, Recovery Lab of Port Said

This project will protect the 19th century Khedive Abbas Helmy II Bazaar in Port Said, Egypt. The Bazaar is a unique hybrid of local architectural style and European modernism…

Explore project
Dessie Museum front view

Dessie Museum Renovation

This project will support the complete renovation of the Dessie Museum in Ethiopia’s Amhara Region, which was destroyed during conflict in 2021.

Explore project