Preserving the past, safeguarding the future: protecting cultural heritage at risk in Gaza through restoration and community engagement

This project will support the complete renovation of the Dar Al-Saada Dome.

This project will support the complete renovation of the Dar Al-Saada Dome, an important example of Mamluk masonry and architecture in Gaza, for its adaptive reuse as a multi-purpose community education and exhibition centre. The restored dome will also create a safe environment for manuscripts from the 13th century library of the Great Omari Mosque, which will undergo conservation as part of a specialised training programme for local conservators. A community outreach programme will support efforts to improve the school’s heritage curriculum through the development of a cultural heritage education programme and participatory research activities will culminate in a three-day festival to share and celebrate community created outputs.

Project Details

Location: Gaza, Palestine, State of Organiser(s): CISS - Cooperazione Internazionale Sud Sud Project partner(s): 1. University College of Applied Sciences (UCAS) 2. Recanati e Restauro Funder(s): British Council Cultural Protection Fund in partnership with DCMS Funding received: £ 338,290.63 Commencement Date: 12/2022 Project Status: Active
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