Cultural Heritage and Peacebuilding

MacSweeney cultural heritage

The past can be used to build a better future. Cultural heritage has the potential to help rebuild society after conflicts, to create new shared understandings of the past, to stimulate local development, and to provide educational and employment opportunities at different levels.

The CHaP project is engaged in a number of activities, aimed at realising the peacebuilding potential of cultural heritage. We are currently active in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. CHaP builds on existing expertise at the University of Leicester in the field of heritage, and particular in the diverse heritages of the MENA region.


Cultural Heritage and Peacebuilding Training

Cultural heritage often plays a crucial role in conflict dynamics. Conflict sensitivity is therefore an essential skill for heritage professionals, yet it is often overlooked in standard training and development courses.

In partnership with peacebuilding NGO International Alert, we provide training about the key aspects of conflict sensitivity for heritage professionals working in conflict-affected countries, delivered by our world-leading academics who are at the forefront of heritage research.

Our courses are designed for heritage professionals working in conflict-affected countries, inroles such as archaeologists, museum curators and workers, staff of both governmental and non-governmental organisations, consultants and academics.

Our bespoke, interactive courses are tailored to the individual needs of our clients, from a half day training sessions through to multiple- days residential programmes. Teaching is delivered through workshops, case studies, role play, object handling and site visits. Learners will be equipped with the skills and confidence to engage with conflict actors, local communities, the international community and the wider public to make conflict sensitivity an integral part of heritage work.

Please download the BROCHURE of our programmes for further details.



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