Featured Projects

EAP 790

Digital documentation of endangered medieval manuscripts in individual and Vihāra collections from various Newār settlements in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

The main focus of the project was to digitise rare medieval Sanskrit manuscripts, related to Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as secular topics, in Newar communities, as well as…

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Conservation of Bronze Age Mosaics at Gonur Depe

This project includes a cataloguing component and training workshops.

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Field research in Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create mult…

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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.

Online content

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Heritage Under Attack: The Impact on Post Conflict Reconstruction in the Middle East

This hybrid Culture in Crisis event, hosted at the V&A South Kensington and online in December 2023 in partnership with Revive Campaign, heard from experts in different fields…

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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,…


News & events

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CiC Webinar Series Announced: Preserving the Past: Strategies for Heritage in Crisis.

V&A Culture in Crisis and ICOM UK are pleased to announce a new webinar series, Preserving the Past: Strategies for Heritage in Crisis. Hosted by Maria Blyzinsky (Trustee at I…

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Endangered Archives Programme Conference Announced: Timeless Archives, Timely Connections: Preserving Endangered Documentary Heritage and Inspiring Collaboration

A conference on 31 October – 1 November 2024, organised by the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) and the British Library’s International Office.

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Call For Papers and Save the Date: Destruction by Design: The Legacies of Damage to Cultural Heritage

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s Culture in Crisis Programme, in partnership with University of Stirling and V&A Dundee, are pleased to announce an international conference De…