The main aim of the exhibition Our Culture Our Future is to increase awareness about archaeological and cultural heritage sites in Lebanon, so that they can be better protected in the future.
The EAMENA Project and Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) have worked together in this endeavour to raise awareness among members of the general public about their archaeological heritage. The first group of panels introduces the training element of the EAMENA project in the use of digital technologies and satellite imagery for the discovery of sites and heritage management. The second group outlines the types of archaeological site known in Lebanon, their importance to our understanding of the development of human history and the diversity of Lebanon’s rich cultural heritage. The final group identifies common threats, such as agricultural and urban expansion, which lead to many of Lebanon’s historical and archaeological sites being damaged or even destroyed each year.
In addition to this online version, a portable version of the exhibition is also making a tour of Lebanese towns and communities. By making the exhibition accessible to a wide audience, from school-age children to industry leaders and politicians, it is hoped that it may have both an immediate influence for the protection of the heritage and a positive impact on the next generation.
The production of the exhibition is thanks to a grant from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Cultural Protection Fund, administered by the British Council. We are very grateful to Sayantani Neogi, Kristen Hopper and Graham Philip for the provision of the text and collecting the images from various sources. Significant contributions also came from the DGA staff who were involved in revising the texts, many whom took part in the EAMENA training workshops from 2018-2019 and they appear in the exhibition photos. Design and curatorial editing were completed by Amy Jane Barnes, translations were done by Berj Wannessian, the DGA staff and Mohamed Kenawi to whom we are very grateful.
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