December 1, 2020

Training Equips Jordanian Museum Professionals with New Skills in Artifact Handling

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On September 14 and 15, 2020, the USAID Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project held an Artifact Handling Workshop in Madaba, in partnership with the Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Project. The workshop was conducted as part of the project’s efforts to build the capacities of Jordanian professionals in the fields of cultural heritage management and tourism, in order to support the sustainability and self-sufficiency of these interconnected sectors. The training was led by Dr. Fatima Marii, with sessions conducted by additional experts hailing from both Jordan and the United States. Topics included transporting, packing, and otherwise handling a variety of artifacts in different contexts, and participants had the chance to gain practical, hands-on experience during the workshop. A total of 11 museum professionals from the Department of Antiquities, including six women, participated and received certificates for their new knowledge and improved capacities