Project ID 578IRQ4000

The proposed project aims at supporting the ongoing efforts in conserving the ancient Christian manuscripts in Iraq that are currently under the custody of the Digital Center of Eastern Manuscripts, especially those salvaged in 2014 by Fr. Najeeb Michaeel at the onset of the takeover of Mosul and its surroundings by ISIL. Specific objectives of the project are as below: a) To conserve a selection of the most historically significant Christian manuscripts salvaged from the Mosul area; b) To supply basic needed materials and equipment for manuscript conservation at the Digital Center of Eastern Manuscripts.

  • On-going

USD 103,326

Total Project Budget

USD 75,807

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2017.04.13
End Date 2022.12.31

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Culture 103,326 75,807

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT2 - Member States capacities strengthened to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural property and promote its return and restitution, to protect underwater cultural heritage and to promote the role of museums for societies
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 10%