SORBONNE CONFERENCE – ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERIES

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ENDANGERED HERITAGE IN SYRIA, THE ROLE OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES

When:30-Jan-2018. From 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where:Amphitheater Robert de Sorbon

Contact:+971 (0)2 65 69 555 / communications@psuad.ac.ae [view map]

Audience:Open to the Public

There is at the gates of the Orient a land whose the only name is enough to ignite the memory of men, Syria at the crossroads of trade routes, religions and cultural influences, cradle of humanity, its multimillennial heritage is extremely rich and fascinate.
After six years of armed conflicts, some of its prestigious landmarks have been significantly damaged and remain in a very critical structural condition. Listed upon the World Heritage List of UNESCO they require emergency assessments, consolidations, detailed documentation and diagnostics. In this perspective, new technologies efficiently support all experts involved.

This lecture aims to present the situation, with special highlight about damages affecting both Palmyra and Aleppo.

Know more about Bruno Deslandes

Bruno DESLANDES, is a well-known Conservation Architect and Building Archaeologist, and is internationally recognized for his deep expertise in the field of Tangible heritage documentation and diagnostic. Expert to UNESCO since 1997, he has been involved in numerous restoration projects worldwide. During the last 15 years he got specialized in the emergency documentation of built heritage at risk by using the newest technologies, including during armed conflicts within the framework of the 1954 Hague Convention.

Appointed as “Art Graphique & Patrimoine” Director for International activities and Heritages in danger in 2017, he has recently led major works in Iraq and Syria.

Know more about Jacques Seigne

Jacques Seigne is a well-known architect and expert for conservation restoration of archaeological sites. He has been extensively working in Syria (Damas, UNESCO and Syrian Ministry of Culture), Oudhna, Tunisia (UE) and Oumm er Rassas, Jordan (UE). He was the Director of the French archaeological mission in Jerash (Jordan) for excavation and restoration of the sanctuary of Zeus. He is actually an associated (emeritus) researcher/professor at François Rabelais University of Tours in France.

Know more about Art Graphique et Patrimoine : http://www.artgp.fr/?lang=en

The Archaeological series is a platform to share best contemporary archaeological topics and latest discoveries, from Prehistory to recent times, as well as an opportunity to further discuss these topics with renowned specialists. Starting from January 2018, the conferences are held in Kuwait City and in Abu Dhabi.

This series is in partnership with the CEFAS (French Center for Archaeology and Social Sciences) in Kuwait and the French Institutes in Kuwait and the UAE.