Thursday, 23 January 2014

Heritage Hopefuls Renew their Bids to Unesco

From my latest article for The Art Newspaper...

Of the many hopefuls vying to earn the coveted status of a Unesco World Heritage Site, two cities in particular have recently been making the news.
During the opening of the ten-day Jeddah Heritage Festival (16-25 January), the first such event in Saudi Arabia, representatives of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities submitted their nomination bid for Jeddah's historic downtown district (known as “Balad”) to become a Unesco World Heritage Site.