Abstract. This paper presents the history, current situation, and ongoing pro-jects on the collection from the National Museum of Aleppo (Syria), sketch-ing the history of its collection and the changing role of the museums in the past century. When museums face periods of conflict and destruction, not only their primary role to preserve heritage is challenged, but also the bond to the local community is severed. The National Museum of Aleppo is a per-fect example in this matter: established under the French protectorate, rear-ranged by the Syrian government at the end of the 60s, it experienced a flourishing period, the violent conflict, a partial reopening, and the earth-quake. Its collection, that was never looted thanks to the efforts of the muse-um staff and the DGAM, has been damaged by shelling, has been in great part taken out from showcases, brought to safe deposits, and still not availa-ble to the public. Given this situation intervention to the collection and to the structure needs to embed the recent events and aims at reinstalling a new bond between the community and its cultural heritage.

2.7. National Museum of Aleppo / Marina Pucci. - STAMPA. - (2024), pp. 220-236.

2.7. National Museum of Aleppo

Marina Pucci
2024

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Abstract. This paper presents the history, current situation, and ongoing pro-jects on the collection from the National Museum of Aleppo (Syria), sketch-ing the history of its collection and the changing role of the museums in the past century. When museums face periods of conflict and destruction, not only their primary role to preserve heritage is challenged, but also the bond to the local community is severed. The National Museum of Aleppo is a per-fect example in this matter: established under the French protectorate, rear-ranged by the Syrian government at the end of the 60s, it experienced a flourishing period, the violent conflict, a partial reopening, and the earth-quake. Its collection, that was never looted thanks to the efforts of the muse-um staff and the DGAM, has been damaged by shelling, has been in great part taken out from showcases, brought to safe deposits, and still not availa-ble to the public. Given this situation intervention to the collection and to the structure needs to embed the recent events and aims at reinstalling a new bond between the community and its cultural heritage.
2024
978-3-031-54815-4
Cultural Heritage and Development in Fragile Contexts
220
236
Marina Pucci
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