Theme 4 – HeDAP

Theme 4 – HeDAP: Heritage Documentation and Protection App

The HeDAP – Heritage Documentation and Protection App and its associated database have been developed by Durham University in order to create a National Museum Database (a complete catalogue including all objects contained in museums, storerooms and on open sites), to enable the better management of those collections and to protect them from looting and illicit traffic.

These projects have documented around 5,808 objects in both countries, included 6 museums in Tunisia and 10 museums in Libya, and 2 sites in Tunisia and 4 sites in Libya. A national team in Tunisia has been created and trained by our trainees using the same database. While in Libya the trainees, through these mini-projects, are working towards creating a unified database for museums across the country.