RIWAQ- Centre for Architectural Conservation

Name of the organization or artist

RIWAQ- Centre for Architectural Conservation




Nablus road, Al Bireh, Ramallah



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Missions and objectives

Vision: Cultural and natural heritage that thrives and enjoys protection at the national and regional levels, fosters knowledge exchange, contributes to the national identity, and acknowledges the cultural and human dimensions of Palestine.

Mission: Working to restore and revive the cultural and natural heritage in Palestine, document and preserve it, through mobilizing resources, implementing programs and projects, and contributing to drafting supportive policies and building partnerships that lead to increased knowledge exchange and national awareness.

Main Activities

RIWAQ was set in motion in 1991 when a group of enthusiasts came together in an organized effort to save historic buildings in Palestine. RIWAQ’s mission is to protect, restore, and rehabilitate the architectural and cultural heritage in Palestine through its main programs; the Restoration Program, the Regeneration of the 50 Most Significant Historic Centers, and the Community and Cultural Program. RIWAQ contributes to the production and dissemination of knowledge about heritage through its Research and Publications Program including the Registry of Historic Buildings in Palestine, and contributes, in collaboration with other actors, to building a conducive institutional and legal environment.

Contact person

Shatha Safi