Workshop on conservation-restoration criteria and applied techniques - Public Symposium 19-20 September 2021.
As a continuation of the ILUCIDARE capacity building events in Cairo, World Monuments Fund, in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife and International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), announces the second public symposium within a series of cultural heritage workshops focusing on Historic Cairo.
The future conservation and rehabilitation of Takiyyat Ibrahim al-Gulshani, an extraordinary early 16th Century Sufi architectural complex, is the subject for exploring conservation theory and practice.
This two-day symposium is the public component within a conservation-restoration training workshop for a limited group of conservation professionals.
The symposium, to be held on September 19th to the 20th at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation, will bring the experiences from European conservation specialists together with Egyptian experts to join a debate on the following topics:
- Formulating intervention criteria for restoring and conserving a monument (September 19). Experts present practical case studies on the criteria and choices made to preserve cultural and architectural values, particularly regarding the integrity, authenticity and significance of a monument.
- Conservation of ceramic tile applied to architecture conservation (September 20). In respect to Takiyyat al-Gulshani’s tile-work, international experts will present their experiences on the preservation and restoration of tiles applied to architecture.
Check out the full programme in English and Arabic.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the symposium venue is open to a limited to registered attendees only. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. REGISTER HERE
All sessions will be broadcast live via Zoom. REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE SESSION