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.
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: ActiveProject owner? Update this project