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A volume that contains contributions from the 2010-2011 participants in the international course “First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict,” organized by ICCROM.

This course brought together 37 cultural heritage professionals from 33 different countries, with a range of professional backgrounds, all committed to improving the protection of cultural heritage before and in the midst of a conflict, as well as during the recovery processes.

The publication is divided into four parts and consists of case studies and first hand accounts that examine challenges to cultural heritage during some of the major conflicts of the past 30 years. These include:
1/ Rescuing endangered cultural heritage (Serbia, Columbia, Nigeria, Pakistan)
2/ Recovery and reconstruction (Columbia, Afghanistan, Georgia, Kosovo, Palestine, Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sri-Lanka)
3/ Learning from experiences from natural disasters (Pakistan, Myamar)
4/ Preparedness, network and awareness (Finland, Iran, Senegal)

As members of the 2010 class, we encourage others to promote dialogue and cooperation between cultural heritage professionals, as well with other actors and stakeholders in conflict zones, by joining the course or writing an article for our blog www.cultureconflictcooperation.com.

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ISBN: 978-92-9077-233-0 ©2012 ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)