Expand your understanding of regional photographic history and conservation practices with these reference works and educational tools. The resources below were developed by the AIF in collaboration with other culture and heritage organisations and publishers.


MEPPI directory of Middle East photographic collections.


*Care of Photographs (ar, eng)
Text by Susie Clark and Franziska Frey. Arabic translation by Ghada Haidar.
Published by the Arab Image Foundation, 2009.

*Guidelines for the Preservation of Photographs (ar & eng)
Text by Heather Brown. Arabic translation by Jacques Aswad. Published by the Arab Image Foundation and MEPPI, 2012.

*Emergency Response and Salvage Wheel (ar & eng)
Produced by the Arab Image Foundation (AIF) with the permission of Heritage Preservation, 2010.
The wheel can be ordered from the AIF by contacting us.

*Preservation of the Photographic Heritage of the Eastern Mediterranean. (eng)
Conference paper by Zeina Arida and Tamara Sawaya (AIF), Nora Kennedy and Debra Hess Norris. Presented at Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean: IIC Congress, Istanbul, 2010.

*MEPPI glossary of photographic and preservation terms in Arabic, English and French


*Modern Heritage Observatory
A network of institutions and individuals from the Middle East and North Africa including the AIF, working together for the preservation of the region's modern cultural heritage and focusing on photography, music, architecture and film.

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*Modern Heritage Observer
Magazine dedicated to the Middle East and North Africa's modern cultural heritage. Published by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, 2013.