The exhibition illustrates the re-installation of the 152-ton and 24-metre high Obelisk, as well as the town of Aksum and its people, through the work of several artists who followed the process.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition at the FAO Headquarters will be held in the presence of Francesco Bandarin, Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, and Mounir Bouchenaki, Director General of ICCROM; it will coincide with the Inauguration of ICCROM's XXVI General Assembly and will mark the link between the UNESCO project and the conservation studies of the Aksum Obelisk that ICCROM carried out between 1997 and 2001.