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Training course in "The Object-ID Standard and Additional Information for Inventorying" 



On 30 November - 3 December 2004, UNESCO organized a training course in the application of the Object-ID* standard, and the technical aspects of establishing preliminary inventories. The workshop took place in the UNESCO Amman Office with the assistance of an expert from INTERPOL and was attended by twenty Iraqi government officials, from the Fine Arts Department and from the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage. It aims at identification and tracking of cultural objects being trafficked, and in particular in the preparation and use of Object-ID inventories.

This project is part of the Programme for the Protection of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage approved under the UNDG (United Nations Development Group) Trust Fund Facility for Iraq.

* In 1997 the J. Paul Getty Trust launched the Object-ID which is a minimum standard of identification of cultural objects used world-wide: it consists of 9 descriptive categories and a photograph so that in the event of an object being stolen, the identification data can immediately be transmitted to police, customs, museum officials and so forth and, if the object is located, it can be positively identified by the original owner.

Start Date 30 Nov 2004
End Date 03 Dec 2004
Lead Organization / Sector / Office UNESCO Amman Office