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The Middle East Photograph Preservation Initiative (MEPPI)
is a strategic drive to promote the preservation and awareness of photograph collections
in the broad Middle East, from North Africa and the Arab Peninsula through Western Asia.



A 3-part initiative:

MEPPI Survey: a collection survey to assess and identify significant photograph holdings across the Arab World, Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan

MEPPI Courses: a series of three courses that will train personnel 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 Arab Image Foundation, the Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Getty Conservation Institute are partners in this initiative. 

The project is supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional funding from the Getty Conservation Institute.