The Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO) is a network of institutions and individuals from the Middle East and North Africa founded in 2012, working for the preservation of the region’s modern cultural heritage. We focus on photography, music, architecture and film.

 

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Élan de solidarité civile pour restaurer la bibliothèque el-Sa’eh de Tripoli

 

Liban: Les flammes avaient à peine eu le temps de s'éteindre que nombreux sont les volontaires qui ont voulu mettre la main à la pâte.

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Casamémoire: Le Mag

Créée en 1995, Casamémoire est une association marocaine à but non lucratif de sauvegarde du patrimoine architectural du XXe siècle au Maroc. Elle a vu le jour suite à la démolition de la villa Mokri de l’architecte Marius Boyer. Elle regroupe des membres réunis autour de valeurs communes : préservation de la spécificité de Casablanca, valorisation du patrimoine architectural, du tourisme culturel et de la mémoire collective.

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Modern Heritage Observatory 2nd Regional Symposium

On the 1 November 2013, the Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO) held its second regional meeting at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.

ART & ARCHIVES - COLOGNE-BEIRUT RESIDENCY PROGRAM

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Open call for residency in Cologne, Germany and Beirut, Lebanon

(In partnership with the Arab Image Foundation)

 

Along with their partners, the cities of Cologne and Beirut invite artists of all disciplines to apply for a residency program in the arts. The call is open to visual artists, writers, musicians, curators, filmmakers, art researchers and other related practitioners of the arts. The duration of the residency will be three months. 

 

Applicants are requested to present a proposal for a project inspired by archival practices related to the creation of contemporary art. The endeavor will be realized during the three-month residency. Should additional time be required, the project may be completed during the four-month period following completion of the residency. The selection process will focus on the applicant's proposal, her/his motivation to work within a socio-historical context and the breadth of the applicant's previous experience.

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The pavilion of Bahrain at 14th Biennale di Venezia

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The pavilion, located in the Arsenale Artiglierie, is commissioned by her Excellency Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the curators are Bernard Khoury and Dr. George Arbid, co-founders of the Arab Center for Architecture (ACA), based in Beirut.

 

For its third participation, the Kingdom of Bahrain decided to concentrate on the wider Arab World and use the opportunity of the pavilion to support the efforts of the Arab Center for Architecture in creating a centralized database of architectural documents from across the Arab World. In parallel to the exhibition in Venice, significant efforts have been made toward the collection of an important number of documents that have been added to the database of the ACA that will be online to coincide with the opening of the Biennale. It is hoped that this will highlight the importance of collecting architecture archives; a task that the Arab Center for Architecture is undertaking.

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Studios Baalbeck, le Liban retrousse ses bobines

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Beyrouth, l’association Umam D&R retrouve et restaure les archives des mythiques studios de cinéma, menacés de démolition. Des pellicules, bandes-son et correspondances qui retracent l’âge d’or de la production du Moyen-Orient.

 

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Celebrate International Archives Day 2014 in Lebanon

June 7 – 9, 2014  :  Archives open their doors to the public

 

Visit archival institutions and learn how they help us understand our past and present. All over the world, and for the second time in Lebanon, archivists join together on 7, 8, 9 of June to allow the general public, the chance to discover the unique heritage of these institutions. It will be celebrated by all partnering institutions opening their doors to the public, offering guided tours and displaying examples from their collections.

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