Accepted Paper:

Vision of recovery from the civil war: museums and social ties  

Author:

Youssef Kanjou (National Museum of Ethonology)

Paper short abstract:

Recovering will be through community development programs based on heritage as a gateway to the community and through the participation of the community itself in reconstructing the relationship (the identity recovery), the museum will be the main engine of rebuilding the elements of the triangle.

Paper long abstract:

Syria has a long history of heritage (Tangible and intangible) extending to hundreds and thousands of years, as evidenced by many archeological sites such as Palmyra, old Aleppo and old Damascus. With the time formed as kind of material relationship between the people and heritage, and other expression, the long relationship contributed to developed type of heritage cultures both religious, social or economic which changed over time.

Now civil war started with the beginning of 2011, and unfortunately, the battles were in the most important heritage sites in Syria, destroying some of the most important heritage monuments as national and world heritage, and that events was followed by the destruction of the social relation and migration the people outside the heritage sites.

Under this circumstances, we now are looking to form new triangle for new relations; the triangle assumes the post-war restoration and this is what we are in the old city of Aleppo want to do for example, their there are the necessary components are present (heritage site old thousands of years (Tangible and intangible)-Museum-community).

The Triangle consist from monuments, Museum and community. Recovering will be through community development programs based on heritage as a gateway to access within the community and through the participation of the community itself in reconstruct the relationship (the identity recovery), the museum will be the main engine of rebuilding the elements of the triangle.

Panel P083
Heritage bridges people: towards recovery from wars and disasters (CLOSED - 6) (NME panel)