Case Studies on the Conservation and Management of Historic Cities

Since 2008, the World Heritage Centre, within the framework of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, supported and participated in the ...

Conservation and enhancement of the historic city of Bejaïa, Algeria

Carried out under the aegis of the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement, this project aimed to strengthen local capacity and sustain actions ...

Preparatory assistance for the inscription of Stone Circles of Senegambia

Africa is underrepresented on the World Heritage List, particularly concerning archaeological sites. This is why it is important to assist ...

Technical assistance for the restoration of Saint Basil's Basilica, Moscow, Russian Federation

The construction of the Basilica Saint. Basil the Blessed, Moscow, Russian Federation, took place between 1552 and 1561 after the capture of ...

Technical assistance for the safeguarding, management and development of the Historic Centre of ...

The Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1997 for its urban and architectural values. The city’s urban ...

Technical assistance for the valorisation of the Villa Ocampo, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Thanks to Victoria Ocampo (1890-1979), one of the most important Argentine cultural figures of the 20th century, Villa Ocampo (Buenos Aires, ...

Technical support for the management, enhancement and development of the Historic Areas of ...

The Historic Areas of Istanbul, Turkey, were inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1985, and as a strategic point in the Bosphorus peninsula ...

UNESCO for Haiti

Making Culture a Motor for Reconstruction Haiti, the "land of a thousand colours" ‎ "Haiti will certainly not die, because its painters started ...

Workshop for heritage in Tlemcen, Algeria

This project aimed to ensure the training of local skilled staff in restoration and rehabilitation, through organization of education programmes ...

Emergency consolidation and Restoration of Monuments in Herat and Jam, Phase I and II

The project aims at the emergency consolidation, conservation and restoration of the Minaret of Jam and The Fifth Minaret in Herat. Expected ...

Repairing of the protective roof over the ruins of the Mosque of Haji Pyada, Balkh

The Mosque of Haji Pyada, built in the second half of the 9th century, is the most ancient Islamic religious structure in Afghanistan. Its form, ...

Successful completion of a two-year pilot project to inventory, conserve and restore ...

Financed by the US Contribution to UNESCO, the US$250,000 pilot project for the documentation and conservation of Kabul Museum’s endangered ...

UNESCO/Swiss Funds in-Trust Emergency consolidation of the monuments in Jam

Following the inscription of the Minaret and archaeological remains of Jam in the 'World Heritage List' and the 'List of the World Heritage in ...

In Europe

Tangible Heritage in Europe

Mozambique : Rehabilitation Project of the San Sebastian Fortress, Island of Mozambique

UNESCO and the Government of Mozambique signed an agreement in 2003 for the rehabilitation of the San Sebastian Fortress, the most emblematic ...

The restoration of King Gbehanzin Palace – Royal Palaces of Abomey

Edited by Junzo Kawada, Published by CRATerre-ENSAG and UNESCO World Heritage Centre. This publication describes the first restoration project ...

Adadi Maryam

This rock-hewn church is a 600-year-old sanctuary in the building tradition of the northern part of Ethiopia, and marks the advent of ...

Gondar - Palaces and castles

During unsettled periods between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries, Ethiopian rulers moved their royal camps frequently. King Fasil ...

Harar - The walled town

The town of Harar dates from before the thirteenth century. Its strategic location between the coastal lowlands and central highlands led to its ...

Lalibela - Rock-hewn churches

Following the decline of the Aksumite Empire, power shifted in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to Roha in Lasta District. This was renamed ...

Monuments of Nubia-International Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia

In 1954 the decision to build the Aswan High Dam was made. This dam would lead to the creation of a huge artificial lake covering the Upper Nile ...

Safeguarding Koguryo Tombs & Mural Paintings in the DPRK

Safeguarding Koguryo Tombs & Mural Paintings in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Since 2001, with the support of ...

Conservation and Restoration of the Royal Plaza, the Bayon and Angkor Wat

Following four preliminary survey missions fielded by the Japanese Government in response to the request of the Royal Government of Cambodia, the ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina- Operational project on the rehabilitation plan for the historic centre ...

In December 1995, the Director-General of UNESCO and the representative of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Government signed a Cooperation Memorandum ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Kriva Cuprija bridge of Mostar

Beside the famous Stari Most (Old Bridge), a genuine symbol of the town destroyed in 1993, there is another ancient bridge in Mostar: the Kriva ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Stari Most, Old bridge of Mostar

The "Old Bridge" enhanced the town's development and prosperity. It was its raison d'être. Despite reinforcement works ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina- Tabacica Mosque

This historical mosque, situated in the vicinity of the Old Bridge, in the most touristic part of Mostar, was built c. 1600. This monocameral ...

Arco del Paradiso

In the sestiere or district of Castello, at the entrance to the calle del Paradiso, so called because of the splendid illuminations on festival ...

Façade of Santa Maria del Giglio

This church was built in the second half of the seventeenth century by Giuseppe Benoni; the façade is the work of Giuseppe Sardi.Antonio Barbaro ...

Restoration of a Terraced House in Cannaregio

The first stage of Venice in Peril’s (VIP) exciting venture into the conservation of historic housing in Venice also reached completion during ...

Restoration of Cappella Sagredo, with frescoes by Tiepolo, painting of the "Holy Trinity" by ...

The Amici della Basilica dei SS. Giovanni e Paolo (with funding from the Fondazione Varzi) commissioned preliminary chemical analyses in the ...

Restoration of Lorenzo Bregno's Funeral Monument

The Comité français financed the restoration of Lorenzo Bregno's sixteenth-century funeral monument to Alvise Pasqualigo in the Church of the ...

Restoration of Santa Maria dei Miracoli

In 1470 or thereabouts, an image of a Madonna and child was enshrined in a niche overlooking the street. Gradually, a history of miracles grew up ...

Restoration of the altars of Church of San Rocco and Basilica on Torcello

Cooperating this time with the new American committee Venetian Heritage Inc., the Comitato Italiano saw work on the high altar of the Church of ...

Restoration of the ancient Artiglierie building in the Arsenale

In a joint effort, the Comitato Italiano per Venezia secured funding for the restoration of the dozens of iron window and door frames in the ...

Restoration of the Ancient Jewish Cemetery

Three and a half centuries of neglect and maltreatment were finally reversed in October 1999 with the completion of the comprehensive restoration ...

Restoration of the Cappella Badoer-Giustinian, image of the Madonna dell'Umilità and Statue of ...

Save Venice Inc. brought three projects in the Church of San Francesco della Vigna to completion during the year. The Cappella Badoer-Giustinian ...

Restoration of the Cappella Clary, Church of San Trovaso

The Comité français pour la sauvegarde de Venise often sponsors the restoration of Venetian monuments that have a French connection. This is the ...

Restoration of the Cappella Emiliani

Responding to the Superintendency’s urgent appeal for attention to the Cappella Emiliani, attached to the façade of the Church of San Michele, ...

Restoration of the frescoes in San Salvador et Gesuiti Churches

Working on its own account, Venetian Heritage launched the preliminary phases of two projects during the year in preparation for the restoration ...

Restoration of the German Synagogue, the façade of the former Scuola Grande di San Marco, a ...

During the year 1999, Save Venice Inc.passed from the planning to the execution phase of the restoration of the German Synagogue, but even after ...

Restoration of the Nativity's painting in the Basilica S. Giorgio Maggiore

The Venice branch of Zonta Club International undertook to fund the restoration of Jacopo Bassano's famous painting of the ...

Restoration of the Querini Stampalia Foundation

The Comité français pour la sauvegarde de Venise began the restoration and refurbishment of two frescoed rooms in the Querini Stampalia ...

Restoration of the Sottoportico dell' Angelo

A 13th century sculpted marble angel and the archway supporting it in Calle Magno, Castello. This was a long-awaited inauguration financed by Pro ...

The decoration of the Portego of the Querini-Stampalia Palace

The decoration, carried out at the end of the 18th century for the wedding of Alvise Querini di Zuanne and Maria Teresa di Francesco, consists of ...

Restoration of Probota Monastery

The current UNESCO project comprises three main components:Installation of an under-floor heating system as well as a new brick floor to respect ...