(left to right: Dr Salwa Dammaj, Dr. Mohammed Gerhoum, Mohanad Ahmed Al Syani and other members of GOAMM)
The CAORC Kaplan Responsive Preservation Initiative awarded several projects for the preservation of the cultural heritage in Yemen. AIYS delivered the funds in a meeting held on Saturday, September 1, 2018. The meeting brought together the Resident Director of AIYS in Yemen Dr. Salwa Dammaj, Dr. Mohammed Gerhoum, Mohanad Ahmed Al Syani, Chairman of the General Organisation of Antiquities, Museums and Manuscripts of Yemen (GOAMM) , Shadad Al-Alie, Director of GOAMM in Dhamar, and Abdul Karim Al Nahari, Deputy Director of GOAMM. A number of officials in GOAMM were also in attendance. During the meeting, AIYS delivered the CAORC RPI award funds for the following projects:
1-Zafar’s Museum in the city of Ibb
2-Saiyoun’s Museum in Hadramawt
3-Baynun’s Museum in the city of Dhamar
4- Dhamar`s Museum .
The details about the start of the work and necessary requirements to get the projects done in accordance with the conditions agreed on with CAORC were discussed. AIYS will help CAORC follow up on the progress of the work at each site and field visits will be paid to the aforementioned museums where the projects are being carried out.
Submitted by Dr. Salwa Dammaj