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The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI)

A strategic drive to promote the preservation and awareness of photograph collections in the broad Middle East, from North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula through Western Asia.
Instructors Debra Hess Norris and Bertrand Lavédrine with participants at the MEPPI Workshop, Amman, Jan. 2014. Photo by Abdulrahman Alghabiri
MEPPI Survey: a collection survey to identify and assess significant photograph holdings across the Arab World, Turkey and Iran.
MEPPI Courses: a series of courses and workshops to train institutions responsible for the care of photographic collections in the region.
MEPPI Symposium: a symposium focusing on the photographic heritage of the broader Middle East for regional policy and decision-makers.
The project is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional funding from the Getty Conservation Institute.