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Lecture on heritage conservation

From: Joan Bacharach <joan_bacharach<-at->
Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Conservation of Historic Buildings, Restoration of Archaeological
Sites and Safeguarding the Intangible Heritage as a Means of
Community and Touristic Development

an illustrated lecture by

Shelley-Anne Peleg
Director, International Conservation Center,
Israel Antiquities Authority, The Old Acre Development Company, and
The Acre municipality

Media and Public Affairs (MPA) 310
805 21st St. NW
The George Washington University
Monday, April 20, 2009

Acre, a World Heritage Site, is a living laboratory for studying and
practicing conservation of historic sites and monuments.  This
ancient city was once a major crossroad of Mediterranean
civilizations with a rich history of ancient Greek, Roan, Crusader,
Ottoman, and later periods. Acre has a deep heritage of oral
traditions, social practices, rituals and festive events, as well as
traditional crafts, art, and music. These have barely been accounted
for by city development programs.

This talk will focus on local and international projects of the newly
established International Conservation Center to enhance the knowledge of
Acre's inhabitants about their city; to safeguard the city's intangible
culture by collecting, researching and reviving local traditions; training
conservation professionals at sites in the city; and to serve as a resource
for all cultural and historic aspects of the city.

Sponsored by the Department of Classical and Semitic Languages and
Literatures and
The GW Classics and Archaeology Club
The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Joan Bacharach
Museum Management Program
National Park Service

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