Heritage Skills Build Capacity

Heritage Skills Build Capacity

KORU is a project that is carried out by the Association for the Protection of Cultural Heritage together with Edinburgh World Heritage; it is supported by the British Council as part of the Cultural Protection Fund and takes place in Mardin and Antakya.
The KORU project aims to ‘build capacity’ in Turkey – developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources needed to survive, adapt, and thrive – for Mardin’s local monument protection sector, and encourage a wider engagement with cultural heritage. This three year programme that will document buildings at risk, conserve a historic tenement, develop heritage conservation skills among local communities, and help implement a sustainability programme for historic sites.

“Kültürel Mirasın Korunmasında Kapasite Geliştirilmesi” is the official name of the project, which can be translated as “Capacity Building in Cultural Heritage Protection”. KORU is both the abbreviation and the slogan of the project derived from the official name, which means “PROTECT”.

The components of the project are:
•    Adult trainings
•    Conservation Camps
•    Structure Analysis Program (YAP)
•    Publications
•    Model restoration practice for historic residences (Tamirevi)

 

For more info about the project please visit www.koruproject.com