Erbil - Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage

The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) is housed in a state of the art recently renovated building in downtown Erbil,Iraq. History Begun

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The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) is housed in a state of the art recently renovated building in downtown Erbil,Iraq.

History Begun in 2008 through a partnership of the several US and Iraqi organizations,the IICAH was created in an effort to restore and preserve the historical national treasures of the region.Programs are taught by field experts from around the world to students who are already working in related careers throughout Iraq.With the guidance of the University of Delaware Department of Art Conservation,the Winterthur Museum,Gardens,and Library and the Walters Art Museum,the IICAH offers a core educational program in museum collections.The Governor of Erbil approved the old Erbil central library to be renovated to contain the IICAH.

The primary facility built to international standards includes three modern classrooms, fully-equipped conservation laboratories,laboratory for digital documentation,a secure collections storage room, a library stocked with relevant books and periodicals, and student housing for 14 men and 14 women.Additionally,there are facilities for events and exhibitions, a conference room, office space, outdoor demonstration areas, loading dock,and student/faculty fitness center.

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