MEPPI 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
• An-Nahar
• 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 Tetouan
• Bibliothèque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc
• Ecole Nationale d’Architecture

PALESTINE
• Ecole Biblique et Archéologique Française
• Institute for Palestine Studies
• Palestine News and Information Agency (WAFA)
• Palestinian Museum
• RIWAQ

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

UAE (ABU DHABI)
• Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
• Al Ittihad Newspaper Archive

UAE (DUBAI)
• Noor Ali Rashid Archive

UAE (SHARJAH)
• Sharjah Museums

YEMEN
• Gabreez

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