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New on-line exhibition tells the story of saving heritage at risk

11th March 2020

Rebecca Leary

We are today launching a new on-line exhibition to document a recently completed project which aimed to protect heritage at risk in two historic Turkish cities near to the Syrian border.

The KORU project, funded by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, was run with our Turkish partner KMKD, a local association formed to protect Turkey’s cultural heritage. KORU focused on two conflict-affected cities in the south of Turkey: Mardin and Antakya, and brought together heritage experts in Edinburgh with their counterparts in Turkey to document, protect and raise awareness of the diverse cultural heritage in these cities.

The new on-line exhibition tells the story of the project through digital technology. Visitors to the exhibition will learn about the key moments in the project’s life through videos from conservation and heritage events with students and professionals in both Edinburgh and Turkey, as well as before-and-after photography of the conservation and refurbishment of a 19th-century building in Mardin.

Journey into the story of the KORU project now at

Other resources

The project page on

The project website

Press release: Edinburgh steps in to help save Turkey’s heritage at risk

BLOG: Raising the bar: Creating a Buildings at Risk Register for South East Anatolia

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