Sharjah: the Gateway to the Trucial States

Mallinson Architects were appointed in 2016 by the Emirate of Sharjah and ICCROM–ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah to research the site history and development, including site documentation, for the UNESCO World Heritage nomination file ‘Sharjah, the Gateway to the Trucial States’. The nomination file was submitted in 2017 to the UNESCO office in Paris.<

Sudan: a celebration of culture

‘Sudan: A Celebration of Culture, Time and Place’ is a 20 minute documentary film that celebrates Sudan’s history and culture, produced for the Sudan Cultural Heritage and Museums Festival 2014.

A protocol for the conservation of the built heritage of Suakin

Mallinson Architects developed a protocol for the conservation of Sudan’s historic port town Suakin through a series of surveys, stakeholder consultations, and public exhibitions and cultural events between 2010 and 2014. The protocol has been adopted by the Sudan’s authorities, establishing an approach that can be adapted for sites elsewhere.

The historic port town of Suakin: past and current contexts

‘The historic port town of Suakin: past and current contexts’ illustrates Suakin’s fascinating story and historical and cultural significance. In English and Arabic, the exhibition provides a summary of the issues affecting this heritage and what is being done to address them, fostering public understanding and support towards an example of Sudan’s cultural heritage and its current and future state of conservation.

Sudan's Cultural Heritage and Museums Festival

The Sudan Cultural Heritage and Museums Festival 2014 celebrated Sudan’s rich cultural heritage, while promoting an awareness and understanding of its safeguarding. The event was organised by the British Council, in cooperation with Sudan’s National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums, the Sudan Archaeological Society, the British Museum, and sponsored by local parties.

The Suakin Project

The Suakin Project was established to create a future for the historic coral port town of Suakin, one of Sudan's most significant cultural heritages and compelling histories.

The Bordein Paddle Steamer

In 2010 Mallinson Architects were commissioned by Khartoum’s Ministry of Culture to conduct the restoration of the historic Bordein paddle steamer, including the design of a landscaped garden and museum for the restored steamer, located along Khartoum’s Nile bank beside the historic mud Tabia Fort.


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