In the frame of the EDUU project – WP 2, a training course was held in Kufa University between the 1st and the 18th of October 2018.

The course was delivered by Prof. Alaa Al-Lami. The lessons were attended by students, researchers, professors, and State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH) officials, for a total of 30 people. The total length of the course was 36 hours.

The aim of the course was to increase the knowledge and expertise of students and professional figures working in museums and cultural heritage in general. The lessons were directed to the transmission of a rigorous scientific method, which is applicable to each field related to cultural heritage management. The ultimate purpose was to raise awareness on the importance of cultural heritage in the region and increase the participation of the civil society.

 The course included lectures on:

-       Definitions of cultural heritage.

-       Cultural heritage in international law and legislation.

-       Different types of cultural heritage (movable and immovable heritage).

-       Focus on some heritage sites, both at a local and international level.

-       In-depth analysis on different types of heritage buildings (features, materials).

-       Definition of intangible heritage and case studies from Iraq.

-       Management of museums’ collections with a focus on preservation methods for metal artifacts and organic materials.

 The course was organized into frontal lectures and it ended with a fruitful general discussion on what the trainees have learned.


You can see the pictures of the training course from the right column, as well as in the gallery section of the website.