October 2019, Moroco, (ONA): The two-day symposium of Islamic architecture in the Kingdom of Morocco and the Sultanate of Oman kicked off today, October 1 2019, in the Moroccan capital Rabat, held under the patronage of H.E. Mohammed Al Araj, Morocco’s Minister of Culture and Communication.
The symposium and the accompanying documentary exhibition are organized by Oman’s National Records and Archives Authority and the Moroccan Archive Foundation Commission, in cooperation with the Sultanate’s Embassy in Rabat.
It aims to activate the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries in the field of historical documentation and document management for several reasons. The purpose is to highlight the Islamic architecture that connects the two countries in many of its features and details, as well as to exchange experiences and expertise in the field of restoration of historical buildings, and finally to enhance the role of archives in conservation and restoration.
The symposium will discuss 14 working papers by a number of professors and researchers in the field of restoration and archives from the two countries. It includes the discussion of the Islamic heritage as a common heritage between the Kingdom of Morocco and Oman, the conservation and restoration of historical buildings and monuments in the two countries and strengthening the role of archives in the process of conservation and restoration.