Workshop on the Completion of the Retrospective Inventory of Statement of Outstanding Universal Value and Boundaries Clarifications

ARC-WH, in collaboration with the UNESCO Office in Cairo and the African World Heritage Fund, organized a training workshop in Cairo, held from 22 – 26 July on the Completion of the Retrospective Inventory and Boundaries Clarification for heritage professionals and site managers of World Heritage sites in Egypt and Libya.

The purpose of the workshop was to address the various concepts of the World Heritage Convention in relation to the Retrospective Inventory to ensure a site’s Outstanding Universal Value is effectively documented, thereby allowing for effective monitoring of the state of conservation and better management of the site.

The importance of boundaries clarification and modification was also covered, as well the technical requirements for each of these processes.  Various case studies of World Heritage sites belonging to Egypt and Libya were explored and presented, which allowed for discussions on how to apply the Retrospective Inventory of each site. Participants visited two of Egypt’s World Heritage sites, Memphis and its Necropolis, and Historic Cairo, where they applied practical fieldwork knowledge and skills.