Every year on May 18th, the world comes together to celebrate International Museum Day. This occasion serves as a reminder of the significance of museums as vital cultural institutions that preserve our heritage and connect us to our past. In Jordan, this day holds even greater importance as it showcases the remarkable efforts and achievements in capacity-building, awareness raising, and funding that have contributed to its vibrant museum landscape.Read More
The American Center of Research and the University of Jordan opened the university’s renewed National Heritage Museum, located on the campus in Amman, with a ceremony held on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Some 100 people attended this celebration of the museum’s recent renovation, which focused on bringing it up to date with current developments in museology. The museum’s emphasis on preserving, protecting, and visually presenting Jordan’s heritage received particular attention.
The profession of archaeology has many facets that can contribute to a well-rounded education. The same can be said for the architectural profession. And both archaeology and architecture have elements in common—yet institutions of higher education in Jordan have been lax in connecting the two.
Shaimaa Jundaya and new cultural heritage experience in Aqaba
The American Center of Research Supports the First Natural Science Museum in Southern Jordan
We are delighted to share that ACOR, through director Pearce Paul Creasman and under the leadership of Nizar Al Adarbeh and Jehad Haron (USAID SCHEP), has received funding from the National Geographic Society for a new archaeological project, “Drones and GIS: Monitoring Illegal Excavation and Vandalism of Archaeological Sites in Wadi Rum (UNESCO World Heritage Site).”
يسر مشروع استدامة الإرث الثقافي بمشاركة المجتمعات المحلية أن يعلن عن البدء باستقبال طلبات لمشاريع جديدة وذلك استجابة لجائحة كورونا التي أثرت على الأردن والعالم
Call for applications for support for new projects in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and the urgent need to support cultural and natural heritage in Jordan.
Training Equips Jordanian Museum Professionals with New Skills in Artifact HandlingRead More
Safa Al Rofoa, founder of the SCHEP-supported Busayra Foundation for Cultural Heritage, was featured in Al Rai for her efforts to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of Busayra.
USAID SCHEP Offers Training in Health and Hygiene Practices for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 to Partners and Local Community MembersRead More
USAID SCHEP and AMIDEAST Partnership Offers English Training Opportunities to over 100 JordaniansRead More
New Video Highlights USAID Support to Community-Led Tourism Initiative in Ghawr as Safi