Cultural Property Under Threat: The Cultural, Economic and Security Impact of Antiquities Theft in t
I was one of the international experts asked to speak at the conference : Cultural Property Under Threat: The Cultural, Economic and Security Impact of Antiquities Theft in the Middle East.
The event took place in Cairo from 13 -14 May 2015. Many Middle Eastern countries send representatives often on the ministerial level. The conference included heave safe-guarding measures by the Egyptian authorities who organized the event together with the U.S. organization the Antiquities Coalition and the Middle East Institute both from Washington DC. The former Libyan Minister of Culture ElHabib Alamin made a strong and dramatic appeal to the international community and the the Director-General of UNESCO who was present to help safe Libya's cultural heritage in a pro-active way. Picture: Joris Kila far left.
For more info see: http://theantiquitiescoalition.org/cultural-property-under-threat-the-cultural-economic-and-security-impact-of-antiquities-theft-in-the-middle-east-conference-agenda/