Rita was in New York on Wednesday for a meeting with the Head of Cultural Heritage and Tourism for Iran. She had some time to kill before her meeting so she went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and found they were having a meeting of the International Museum Association. One of the topics of their meeting was the cultural heritage at risk in Syria due to the war. Below is an intro to the article and link to the full article and web site for the organization and the list.
As reports of widespread damage and looting at cultural heritage sites in Syria became available, ICOM decided to publish the Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk with the aim to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Syrian objects that are protected by national and international legislations.