The ICCROM course participants and Dr. Cuttler outside of the ICCROM-ATHAR building in Sharjah ICCROM-ATHAR  Heritage Management Training

MOSPA provide training to heritage professionals from the GCC and wider Arab region

The ICCROM-ATHAR regional Conservation Centre is under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah

An Aerial view of the ICCROM-ATHAR centre in Sharjah derived from satellite imagery

ICCROM-ATHAR (Architectural and Archaeological Tangible Heritage in the Arab Region) is a regional conservation centre founded by ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property), and the Government of  the Emirate of Sharjah.

MOSPA provided a series of lectures and practical training to delegates from the GCC on the integration  of documentation in Heritage Management, HER development and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).On the 3rd March 2016 fifteen delegates from Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Palestine, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates attended the Athar centre for a week-long training course examining the integration  of documentation in Heritage Management, HER development and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Dr. Cuttler introduced participants to the basic concepts of GIS and how it can be used as a management tool to acquire, analyse and display cultural heritage data. Using data specifically generated for the course, he took the participants through a series of unique practical sessions including field sessions demonstrating how GIS can manage cultural heritage by being used to conduct risk assessment and monitoring, as well as compile inventories.

Handheld GPS units used during field survey to collect geospatial data An example of image classification, such techniques are used within GIS to rapidly map areas Compiling and reviewing geospatial data prior to loading it into the GIS software

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The ICCROM-ATHAR website

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