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The First Meeting of the Foundation Board of ALIPH on 5th May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland

The International Alliance for the Protection of Heritage in Coflict Area (ALIPH) is a multi- stakeholder international institution duly formed as la non- profit foundation under the laws of Switzerland.

It’s aim is to attract, leverage, manage, and invest resaurces for the implantation of preventive and emergency protection programmes for cultural property in danger of destruction, damage or looting on account of armed conflict, and to contribute to the rehabilitation of such property. The first meeting of the Foundation Board of ALIPH on 5th May 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland will include Sheikha Hussa Sabah Salem al-Sabah as representative of the State of Kuwait. The Board is headed by the representative of France, Mr. Jack Lang, the President of L’Institut du Monde Arabe and has representatives from the UAE, founding countries, KSA, Morocco, private donors, foundations, and American and European museums. The Scientific Committee consists of president-director of the Louvre, deputy Tourism and Antiquities Minister of Iraq, the CEO of the Royal Archive of Morocco, president and CEO of the World Monuments Fund, the director of the National Museum of Mali, director of programmes and partnerships of the International Council of Museums( ICOM), director of the Musée d’art et d’histoire officielle Genève.

Sheikha Hussa, to her right Mr. Jack Lang, former Minister of Culture in France and President of L’Institut du Monde Arabe, Mr. Jean-Claude Gandur, Mr. Markus Hilgert, Director of Near East Department at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin and Mr. Guy Arendt, Minister of Culture, Luxembourg. To her left stands Mr. Mohammad bn Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Mr. Mehdi Qotbi, President of the Foundation of Museums in Morocco, and Dr. Ali al-Ghabban, Vice-President, the Authority of of Culture and Tourism in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


May 5th 2017