The Modern Heritage Observatory
Modern Heritage Observatory is an initiative funded by the European Union and the Heinrich Böll Foundation. The project aims to advocate for the preservation of modern cultural heritage – with an emphasis on photography, music, architecture, video and film – in the Middle East and North Africa.
As they struggle for sustainability, cultural heritage actors in the MENA region seek to raise awareness on the need to support and improve the preservation of modern cultural heritage among political and institutional sectors and the general public.
The project partners have come together to mobilize for joint action to impact policies and legal frameworks, and to generate political commitment towards modern cultural heritage.
Through the creation of a network between professional bodies from the MENA region, the project seeks the exchange of experience, pooling of expertise and the elaboration of strategies for joint advocacy actions.
By organizing various activities such as trainings, national and regional meetings, film screenings, exhibitions, and publication of articles, the partners in the project will contribute in making modern cultural heritage of the Arab world more extensively preserved and widely accessible.