Tools & training for protecting heritage.

  • Help document at-risk cultural heritage.

  • Quickly assess damage with our easy to use guides.

  • Upload your assessment to help analysis and response efforts.

Culture in Crisis

Across the Middle East and North Africa, warfare has destabilized states, upended communal order, created a massive refugee disaster, and caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. The recent crises in Syria and Iraq have incurred an additional terrible cost as well. In Palmyra, Syria or in Mosul, Iraq, priceless cultural treasures have been destroyed as casualties of the ongoing conflict.

Armed conflict / Warfare

Natural Disasters



Population Growth

Agricultural growth

What Does AMAL Do?

AMAL is a mobile and web application designed for the rapid impact assessment of damaged heritage areas, buildings, or artifacts. By collecting data in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, AMAL preserves crucial information that can be used to repair or reconstruct damaged heritage.


AMAL in Heritage aims to develop a community of trained and vigilant conservators equipped with cutting-edge, cost-effective digital tools for the better management and protection of cultural heritage.

Training & Workshops

Ottawa, Canada

Protecting the Past - Sharjah

4-6 Dec 2018

Design Sprint & Workshop - Bahrain

23-25 October 2016

CIPA 2017 Workshop - Ottowa

27 August 2017

Partner Workshop - Sharjah

12-14 May 2015


Global Heritage Fund is partnering with the Prince Claus Fund, the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), and the International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness of ICOMOS (ICOMOS-ICORP) to launch the ‘AMAL in Heritage’ program.
The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
ICOMOS - International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management
 Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH)
Prince Claus Fund
EAMENA Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa
The American University of Iraq (AUIS)
Global Heritage Fund

Help save

At-risk heritage

We're currently testing Amal for iPhone and Android with select participants in the Middle East and North Africa. If you live in the region and have access an iOS or Android device, please request access.

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Program managed by Global Heritage Fund
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.