Preserving cultural heritage to safeguard tolerance

The Swiss Pavilion will be looking at tolerance through cultural heritage, exploring how inspiration from the past can enable a better future by safeguarding tolerance in our societies.

Date & Time
agenda-icon Monday, November, 15, 2021
agenda-icon 15 : 30

Inspiration from the past for a better future

How can preserving cultural heritage safeguard tolerance in our societies?

The Swiss Pavilion in collaboration with Swissnex will be exploring tolerance through the lens of cultural heritage. Together with experts from Switzerland and the Middle East, in this panel we will showcase the research of the Collart-Palmyra Project from the University of Lausanne.

Faced with the destruction of Syrian heritage by the group Daech/ISIS in 2015, the Collart-Palmyra Project wishes, through the digitization of all documents related to the temple of Baalshamîn, to allow the preservation of the memory of this world heritage for future generations.


Swiss Pavilion, Event Space


  • Dr. Patrick Michel (Senior Lecturer, University of Lausanne)
  • Dr. Zaki Aslan (Regional Representative of ICCROM for the Arab States)
  • Mr. Valery Freland (Executive Director, ALIPH International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas)
  • Prof. Grazia Tucci (Director of the GECO Laboratory – Geomatics for Environment and Conservation of Cultural Heritage)




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