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Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
Hello!

I'm a Swiss student in urban geography, and I study for my master projects of conservation, rehabilitation and preservation of the architectural heritage in Palestine. For the moment my work is theoretical (link between identity and architectural conservation, place and role of the historical centers in islamic cities), but I will travel to Palestine in October (for the second time...), and hope to meet people who are working on thoses issues. So if anybody is interested to help a student, it would be wonderful.

I'm interested in that question since I have seen Al-Khalil (Hebron) old city in February 2004.

Thank you.

Marc Bertholet, Lausanne
Marc Bertholet
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Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
Marc, you should most definately contact Shadia Touqan, Director, Old City of Jerusalem Revitalization Project. She is a wonderful women with vast knowledge of the conservation and preservation issues in Palestine. As you are located in Lausanne, you should consider making an appointment to visit the Aga Khan Award for Architecture offices in Geneva. They have a impressive archive of materials and contacts that would be helpful.
Shiraz Allibhai
Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
It's a very interesting project.

While you visit Palestine you can visit REWAQ - Center concerned with Cultural Heritage and located in Ramallah. They won the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the al-Khalil (Hebron) Conservation Project. Your guide could be Dr.Soad Ameri, head of Rewaq Center, as I know.

Good luck,
Tayseer Mushtaha
Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
You may want to query Professor Nadia Abu El-Haj, author of Facts on the Ground. I believe she is now teaching at Columbia, but regardless she should be easy to find on the web.

Good luck on a great project!
Adrienne Fricke
Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
Thank you for your informations! I've already contact RIWAQ, and wait for an answer. I have also read the papers made about the Aga Khan award for Al-Khalil rehabilitation. I didn't know that the foundation was in Geneva. I will go there to find information.

If you have another infomation or contact... Thank you a lot!!!

Marc
Marc Bertholet
Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
Dear Marc Brotholet,

Here in Gaza, you can visit the Heritage Centre, College of Architecture at the Islamic University of Gaza.

You can also meet Dr. Moain Sadeq at the Ministry of Tourism, he will give you a good help in your work. Dr. Sadeq is interested in archaeology, focusing on architecture and conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine.

One of my friends, his name in Muneer Al Baz (graduated this year from the College of Architecture) is so interested in this topic, and he can help you in your field work.

Welcome to Palestine, and wish you a happy journey.
Salem Yousif Al Qudwa
Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
Dear Marc Brotholet,

I am very happy to read your massege, and I hope if you can visit Gaza City to study architectural heritage in Palestine, I hope if I can help you in your visiting to gaza. We can take trip in historical places and visit some restoration projects, visit people how are interested in this field like Dr.Sadeq and Dr.Shihab.

If you have any questions you can send me an e-mail at: elbaz_muneer@hotmail.com

We are waiting you in Gaza.
Muneer Elbaz
Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
Dear Marc,

In case you'll be interested to participate in a specific conservation project, I'll try to help you with some
Israeli and Palestinian contacts.

We also provide conservation materials
and tech data. I wish you successful activity.

Carol Gluzman email:monum@netvision.net.il
Carol Gluzman
Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
Dear friends from Gaza... I thank you so much for your invitations and advises. It's with a lot of emotion that I have to tell you that I won't be able to come to Gaza. I will only be three weeks in Palestine, and the time to get a visa to come to Gaza is not enough. I can tell you that we support the Remedial Education Center in Khan Younis, and that we just had the visit in Lausanne of Mr. Zyad Meduch, who try to build a peace university center in Gaza University. Here we try to inform the best as we can about the situation in Gaza, and I hope that when the situation will be better, I will be able to visit you.
With a lot of respect

Marc B.
Marc Bertholet
Conservation of architectural heritage in Palestine
Hello,

My name is Mustafa from Jerusalem and I am looking for Marc Bertholet's email address. I am working at the same project.
thanks,
muhammed.mustafaATlycos.com
Mustafa Muhammad
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