BAHRAIN (January 16, 2017) – During the meeting, HE Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed al Khalifa enjoined GHF and the ARC-WH to “keep the heritage of the Arab world in your hearts and at the center of your attention.” She asserted that the ARC-WH, which is based in Bahrain, must work in conjunction with Global Heritage Fund and other international organization to preserve endangered cultural heritage in Arab countries.

During the meeting, they also discussed how to cooperate to support the AMAL in Heritage Program, GHF’s program conducted in partnership with the ARC-WH, ICOMOS, ICCROM, and the Prince Claus Fund, which aims to document the endangered heritage of cities, buildings, and museums through innovative mobile tools and an accessible digital platform.

Mr. Poortman expressed his thanks to HE Sheikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa for her work preserving and maintaining the cultural and natural heritage of the Arab world and stated he was looking forward to more fruitful collaboration in the near future.

Global Heritage Fund conducted a workshop to test the alpha version of the AMAL in Heritage mobile application in October 2017 at the headquarters of the ARC-WH in Manama, Bahrain. A diverse group composed of multiple regional and international experts refined the application and gave critical feedback that will be incorporated into a final version.

Original article in Arabic: http://bna.bh/portal/news/766340

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