ICOM, ALIPH and ICOMOS joint mission to Beirut

Dal sito di ICOM International:

The international organizations ALIPH, ICOM and ICOMOS are jointly committed to the rehabilitation of Beirut’s heritage damaged by the explosion on 4 August 2020.

As part of their joint mission to Beirut (14-16 September 2020), Marie-Laure Lavenir (ICOMOS)Valéry Freland (ALIPH) and Peter Keller (ICOM) had working meetings with the Director General of Antiquities (DGA) of Lebanon, the heads of several museums and libraries, and many representatives of civil society, including, in particular, the Lebanese committees of ICOM, ICOMOS, and the Blue Shield. The aim was to contribute to the evaluation of the situation, identify the challenges, and to assist in the coordination of international action and the implementation of concrete projects for the rehabilitation of the heritage damaged by the explosion of 4 August.


Peter Keller focused on the measures that allowed us to react in the aftermath of the Beirut blast.

“Our mission will not stop here. The rehabilitation of Beirut museums will take time, and we’ll be at their side along the way. The strength of ICOM comes from its network of professionals, who are mobilised and whose eyes are turned towards Beirut.”