The Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, Middle East and North Regional Division, and Local History and Genealogy Section cordially invite you to a webinar on 20 May 2024, 8:00 a.m. EST about the Modern Heritage Observatory (MoHO) and how the partnerships work within the changing political and socio-economic conditions in Lebanon.

Please register for the webinar using the link above. Registration is open up to the start of the webinar.



Akram Rayess
Co-founder of the Foundation of Arab Music Archiving & Research (AMAR), Lebanon

The lecture presents the experience of the Modern Heritage Observatory  (MoHO) in the framework of networking and cooperation between institutions and individuals active in this field, in addition to the challenges and lessons learned from this experience within the context of the changing general political and socio-economic conditions in Lebanon and the rapid technological developments.

Akram Rayess is a co-founder of the Foundation of Arab Music Archiving & Research (AMAR) and a member of its Management Board. Akram is a researcher in ethnomusicology and a management consultant with an interest in post-conflict reconstruction, heritage, music and theater of the Levant, and archives. He has completed a master’s degree in public policy and international affairs at the American University of Beirut in January 2021.  In 2006, he organized an interdisciplinary conference on the joint works of Fairuz and Ziad Rahbani, and he later edited and published a dossier on Ziad in the Adab Magazine (2009/2010). In 2014, he co-edited and published, through AUB Press, an edited volume Selected Papers of Zaki Nassif.