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Preservation and digitisation of endangered Sundanese manuscripts of Paseban Tri Panca Tunggal Collections, Kuningan Regency, West Java Province, Indonesia

The manuscripts collection of Paseban Tri Panca Tunggal contain the historical records of Prince Madrais Sadewa Alibassa Kusuma Wijayaningrat, a Sundanese leader in the Dutch…

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Site Management at Merimde Beni Salama Project

The large Neolithic site of Merimde Beni Salama is located in the Nile West Delta. Since it was last investigated in the early 1980s, it has been surrounded by farmland and us…

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Preserving nineteenth-century records in the Sierra Leone Public Archives

This project continued the work of the earlier project EAP443 on archives which record the social and cultural profile of the diverse population of the Sierra Leone. The proje…

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Welcome to the Culture in Crisis Portal

This free digital resource is a demonstration of the V&A’s ongoing commitment to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss, whether through Conflict, Criminal Acts or the impacts of the Climate Crisis. The Culture in Crisis Programme brings together those with a shared interest in protecting cultural heritage, providing a forum for sharing information, inspiring and supporting action and raising public awareness.

With your support the Culture in Crisis Portal will become the world’s largest and most accessible database of cultural heritage preservation projects. It enables its users to quickly and easily register their preservation projects, as well as searching for those already in existence.

Together we can learn from each other, share experiences and work to protect the world’s cultural heritage.

To do this, we need your help.

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Architecture Responds

This in-person Culture in Crisis event, hosted at the V&A South Kensington in June 2023, was programmed in collaboration with London Festival of Architecture and explored diff…

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Spotlight on Sudan

Since the outbreak of direct conflict in Sudan in April 2023, the world has witnessed ‘an already precarious humanitarian situation become catastrophic’. In this online event,…

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Heritage at War: Plan and Prepare (2023)

In February 2023, The Victoria and Albert Museum’s Culture in Crisis Programme, in partnership with the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester staged an inter…


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Upcoming Culture in Crisis Event: ‘Heritage Under Attack: The impact on Post Conflict Reconstruction in the Middle East’

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s Culture in Crisis Programme, in partnership with the REVIVE Campaign, will host a hybrid in-person and online seminar exploring the past, pres…

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Historic England Reveals its Heritage at Risk Register 2023

Historic England has today revealed its Heritage at Risk Register 2023. The Register gives an annual snapshot of the health of England’s valued historic buildings and places.


UNESCO Has Teamed Up With Interpol to Build a Virtual Museum of Stolen Cultural Artifacts

The goal of the museum is not to expand its collection but to gradually empty itself as the missing objects are eventually recovered.