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The Destruction of Yemen and its Cultural Heritage

Public talk Symposium
Dec 22019 6.30PM

Join us at the Imperial War Museum, London to hear about the heritage of this remarkable country ravaged by war

Throughout history, Yemen has stood at the crossroads of Arabia, East Africa and the Indian Ocean. It was home to great civilizations, each of which contributed to the diverse tableau of cultures that still exists in Yemen today.

World Monuments Fund and our local partners GOAM have been working in Taiz, Yemen since December 2018 with funding from the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund. Taiz is a battleground in the civil war that has consumed Yemen since early 2015, causing terrible human suffering and loss of life.

Join us for

Talk by Eric Vallet from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and panel discussion chaired by journalist and writer, Charlene Rodrigues. Followed by reception and private view of What Remains, an exhibition which looks at why cultural heritage is attacked during war.


The Park View Room, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ (North entrance)

PHOTO: anasalhajj/Shutterstock

RSVP or Tel: 020 7251 8142 by 22nd November. Places are open to all, but space is limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.