Disaster Management Conference

Our Heritage at Risk: The Challenges and Response


23 – 24 October 2016


Alexandria, Egypt

IFLA will be represented by Governing Board member Andrew McDonald and IFLA Policy and Research Officer Julia Brungs


A community thrives through its cultural heritage, it dies without it”

Cultural heritage consists of tangible and intangible, natural and cultural, movable and immovable assets inherited from the past. It is of extremely high value for the present and the future of a country. Access, preservation, prevention and education around cultural heritage are essential for the evolution of people and their culture. It is essential to monitor areas at risk, to advocate for and raise awareness about conflict and disaster prevention. With an increase in cultural heritage being at risk due to natural disaster or abused for political propaganda and destroyed to serve certain agendas, the protection of cultural heritage has never been more important.

The Conference is tackling many issues of high interest to Libraries, Museums and Archives in the Arab Region, concerning disaster management and cultural heritage preservation.

For more information, please consult the conference website

Conference, PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Disaster relief, Preservation, Egypt, Risk Register

Last update: 7 July 2017