Richard Dumbrill and Margaux Bousquet represented ICONEA at the DAMASCUS CONFERENCE, ORIENTAL LANDSCAPE which was a great success. The Director of the Museum of Damascus has invited Richard Dumbrill to examine many objects excavated from various sites in Syria which have not yet been registered, in the hope that some of them will relate to archaeomusicology. Richard Dumbrill should go back for this assignment during the spring of 2012. The British Council, the Institut Francais du Proche Orientand the Danish Institute of Damascus have offered help to facilitate research of students under the supervision of Richard Dumbrill, for their field studies in the Middle East.