"Children discover heritage" an exhibition of students' works (02/02/2011)

The EU-funded project "Cultural Participation for Heritage Regeneration" is organising an exhibition of students' works from three public schools in historical neighborhoods of Uqayba, Bab Srija and Bab Touma in Damascus .

The artworks, games on traditional caravanserais, interviews with local residents, photographs and more are the result of workshops and the school curricula competition "Bridging the gap: cultural heritage and educational resources".

Press and public are warmly invited:
When: Opening on Sunday, 6 February 2011 at 2.00 pm
Where: Damascus National Museum, the gallery hall, ground level
Exhibit continues until Saturday, 12 February 2011

The competition "Bridging the gap" was open to all Syrian citizens. It encouraged the creation of new educational resources and tools to raise awareness of local cultural heritage for 10-14 year olds. Its objective is to integrate the theme of tangible and intangible heritage into the school and extracurricular activities. The event takes place with the cooperation of Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education.

The Cultural Participation for Heritage Regeneration project is funded by the European Union and the Netherlands Royal Embassy in Damascus. It is implemented by the IFPO's "Atelier du Vieux-Damas" in partnership with Art Renaissance Association, the Netherlands Institute for Academic Studies and the Danish Institute in Damascus.

For further information, please contact:
Roula Aboukhater
IFPO: Architect - Chercheur for "Atelier du Vieux Damas" programme
Email:  r.aboukhater@ifporient.org 
Tel: +963-(0) 933 830 330