Training in Action: From Documentation to Protection of Cultural Heritage in Libya and Tunisia.
Training in Action is a project funded by the British Council-Cultural Protection fund. This project will train 40 staff from respective Libyan and Tunisian national heritage organisations in documentation techniques, preventative conservation and heritage management. It also intends to serve as a replicable model for Libyan and Tunisian heritage professionals to train new staff, creating a sustainable cultural protection model in turn. The main aim of the project is to protect cultural heritage which is of significant local and global socio-cultural, historic, scientific and economic value.
Hiba Alkahalaf is an architect and conservator. She has worked and taught internationally, especially in the UK and Middle East, while her research focuses on integrated heritage management, urban conservation, place identity, and sense of place. She holds a BArch degree (University of Damascus – 2006), MSc in Architectural Conservation (University of Edinburgh – 2010) and a PhD in Architecture (University of Edinburgh – 2017). Hiba is Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Classics at King’s College London.