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The Italian Ministry of Culture (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, MiBAC), which is the coordinator of MINERVA, is the promoter of the MEDCULT project.

The other partners of MEDCULT are:

  • La Fondation Maison des Science de l'Homme (coordinator of STRABON)

  • Ministère de la Culture, Centre d'Inventaire et de Documentation du Patrimoine (CIDP), (MOROCCO)
    Le Centre d’inventaire et de documentation du patrimoine est une division relevant de la Direction du Patrimoine Culturel (Ministère de la Culture, Maroc). C’est une institution spécialisée consacré essentiellement à l’établissement d’un inventaire systématique de toutes les facettes de l’héritage culturel matériel et immatériel marocain ainsi que du patrimoine naturel en ayant recours aux nouvelles technologie de l’information. Outre les actions de terrain visant le recensement des données, le centre s’occupe également de la documentation sous forme de fiches d’inventaire servant pour la mise en place d’une base de données informatisée. Le Centre est structuré en trois services : 1) Service de l’inventaire et des enquêtes ; 2) Service des traditions, usages et coutumes ; 3) Service des publications et de la promotion du patrimoine.

  • CultNat (Egypt)
    Center for documentation of cultural and natural heritage (CULTNAT), affiliated to Bibliotheca Alexandrina BA and supported by the Ministry of Communication and Information technology MCIT, is specialized in the documentation of Egypt’s cultural and natural heritage. The documentation is carried out through seven major programs: the archaeological map covering the overwhelming number of sites, monuments and artifacts scattered all over the country, the architectural heritage of Cairo, the natural heritage of all Egyptian habitats, the photographic heritage of Egypt's orientalist photographers, the folkloric heritage, the Arabic music heritage, and last but not least the Arabic and Islamic manuscripts. CULTNAT makes use of state-of-the-art information technology and collaborates with renowned national and international organizations to better serve the documentation process, raise public awareness and help preserve one of the oldest and richest heritage of the world.

  • Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Department of Antiquities (Jordan)
    The Department of Antiquities of Jordan (DOA) is the official institutional authority mandated by law to be responsible for the protection, conservation and presentation of antiquities. Any advice or consultation from other institutions is welcomed, appreciated, respected and considered.
    The first unit that took the role of a Department of Antiquities of Jordan was founded in 1924. The official Department of Antiquities of Jordan was established in 1928.
    The principal policy of the Department of Antiquities is the protection of antiquities, preferring conservation measures that do not require physical intervention to the remains as the first choice where possible. The second policy is for the presentation of antiquities, including research, survey, excavation and site management.
    Archaeological research and preservation is carried out in Jordan by several specialists from Jordan and from all over the world. It has participated in several initiatives of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership projects. Additionally, the Department of Antiquities collaborates with several institutions and organizations in implementing regional training activities in the country.