Queen Rania Institute of Tourism and Heritage at the Hashemite University has made all preparations and now set to hold an international training course, titled “Conservation, Documentation and Management of Archaeological Sites: Challenges and New Approaches.”
The training event comes as part of the New Archaeological Research Network Integrating Approaches to Ancient Material studies (NARNIA), funded by the European Union.
The course, which is scheduled to start next Sunday, aims at offering a number of theoretical and practical experiences in the field of conservation practices on archaeological sites and materials.
The five-day meeting will feature presentations on a number of international and national conservation projects.
The training will include basic practical training in highly advanced technologies in the field of documentation of stone building sites and monuments in the Kingdom, such as the red Rose city of Petra, Qusayr Amra and other UNESCO world heritage sites in the country.
This training event will bring together students, young scholars, experienced researchers, academics and policy makers to present and discuss problems encountered in the conservation and management practices, in a number of a well known archaeological sites and monuments.
Twenty lectures by distinguished scholars in the field of conservation and cultural resources management will address issues of archaeological conservation and documentation as well as management practices, followed by field activities and museum visits.