• Address:

    Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Heritage and Antiquities (IICHA), Erbil, Irák

  • Client:

    NHI – The National Heritage Institute of the Czech Republic

  • Description of work:

    Realization of training course for specialists from the field of the Monument Care of Mosul and northern Iraq

  • Realization:


Thanks to many years of experience with work on many restoration projects in Iraq, the GEMA ART International s.r.o. has prepared a realization of an educational program for the norther Iraqi experts from the heritage care field. The course funded by the Czech National Heritage Institute was prepared in close coordination with the CZECH Ministry of Foreign Affairs and based on the CZECH Governmental Aid in the implementation of the Iraq Assistance Program. The four-week course took place in the Iraqi Institute of the Conservation of Heritage and Antiquities (IICHA) in Erbil since September 15 till October 10, 2019.

The aim of this Project was to train experts from northern Iraq so that they could pass on their experience and use it in the restoration of monuments. The course program was adapted according to their practical needs, focusing mainly on the areas of documentation of monuments, their registration, preservation, restoration and preventive care. An integral part of the training course was practical exercises too, both in the Institute laboratory and on situ in important historical and archaeological sites in cities of Erbil, Koya, Alqosh and Lalish.

The training course was led by the NHI and GEMA experienced lecturers, and experts from the Cyril-Methodius Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice in Litomyšl, University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Institute Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Since. The training program was successfully attended by specialists from all of the Heritage Care Inspectorates of Mosul, Erbil, Gharmyan and Alqosh, together with experts from the Mosul University and Koya University.


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The National Heritage Institute – The NHI’s educational program for the restoration of war damaged monuments is runing in Iraq.