Participating Institutions

Since 2009 MEPPI has held three photograph preservation courses aimed at training collection personnel in the region. To date MEPPI has trained more than 60 professionals representing institutional and private collections in Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. These include national archives and libraries, museums, press agencies, universities, and private collections. MEPPI courses provide an overview of the technical history of photography and photographic processes; an introduction to the history of photography; digitization fundamentals; emergency preparedness and response; preservation planning and the care, handling and storage of photographic materials.

Map of collections represented by MEPPI

ALGERIA
Centre National de Documentation de Presse et d’Information (CNDPI)

BAHRAIN
Bahrain House of Photography

EGYPT
American University in Cairo
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Cairo University
Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT)
• Grand Egyptian Museum – Conservation Center
Ministry of Water Resources & Irrigation Library
• Qasr el Doubara Institute for Historical Research
• Visual Culture Heritage

IRAN
Cultural Research Bureau
Golestan Palace
Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies
• Kamran Collection

IRAQ
Iraq National Library and Archive

JORDAN
Darat Al Funun
Department of Antiquities
Jordan News Agency (Petra)
• Museum of Jordanian Heritage, Yarmouk University
National Library of Jordan
Royal Protocol – Royal Hashemite Court

KUWAIT
Tareq Rajab Museum

LEBANON
American University of Beirut
Annahar
Arab Image Foundation
Bibliothèque Orientale – Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth
Dar Al-Hayat Information Center
Institute for Palestine Studies
Ministry of Tourism
National Museum of Beirut
The Fouad Debbas Collection

LIBYA
Department of Antiquities

MOROCCO
Bibliothèque Générale et Archives de Tétouan
Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc
Ecole Nationale d’Architecture

PALESTINE
Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française
Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA)
Palestinian Museum
RIWAQ: Center for Architectural Conservation

QATAR
• Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern ArtMathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

SYRIA
• City of Aleppo Archive
• Institut Français du Proche Orient (IFPO)
• The Archaeological Society of Aleppo (Aladeyat)

TUNISIA
Centre de Documentation Nationale
Maison de l’Image
• Musée de Carthage

TURKEY
Koç University Library
SALT

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
Al Ittihad Newspaper Archive
Noor Ali Rashid Archive
Sharjah Museums

YEMEN
Gabreez