The main purpose of the project is safeguarding the intangible values through the documentation and dissemination of the information on the cultural practices of the Syriac community in the Mardin region and assessing the risks exposed to the tangible heritage of the same community. This project presents a model case that intangible heritage is conceived as integral to the tangible heritage and that the preservation of it requires a strategy that is developed/accepted by the successors of that heritage.
The project named “Documentation and Promotion of the Syriac Intangible Heritage in Mardin Region” is funded by the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).
- Documentation of the Syriac heritage in the Mardin region.
- Raising awarness of the values, threats, and opportunities related with the Syriac intangible heritage.
- Define the significance of the intangible values of the Syriac community, the problems related with it, and a future roadmap to
safeguard this heritage.
- Risk assessment report.
- Engagement of the young generations with historic preservation.