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Documentation of Samoan Archaeological and Built Heritage Places and Associated Oral Traditions

This project involves the compilation of an authoritative inventory of culturally important sites and their associated traditions.

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Documenting Nalögo, an Oceanic language of Santa Cruz Island

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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Preservation of the 15th-Century Ivan Crnojevic's Mill in Cetinje, Phase 2

This project, which continues work begun under a previous AFCP grant, involves the restoration of the mill to its original use.

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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 natural disaster. 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 and Humanitarian Collaboration in Emergency Response

This roundtable event, recorded in April 2022, discussed bridging the gap between the heritage and humanitarian sectors, exploring themes relating to communication, collaborat…

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Culture in Crisis: Collaborate for Climate

In this online event, recorded in December 2021, we explore the value of collaboration in combatting the climate crisis, asking; how can cultural heritage play its part? As …

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Global Heritage Perspectives: Session 5: Memory, Now

What, who and how we remember is a constantly shifting arena and hotly debated topic within the heritage sector. The sharing of inherited knowledge, documentation of memory a…


News & events

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Culture In Crisis Online Event: Understanding the Illicit Trade under ISIS in Syria

Join us for an online discussion exploring the illicit trade of cultural property in Syria, under the ISIS regime. From the regulated looting of heritage sites to the systems …

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Culture in Crisis Event: Saving Aleppo’s Heritage: Stories from Local Graduate Architects

Join us to hear from three Syrian Graduate Architects from the social enterprise ‘Places of ARcture’, each discussing the importance of protecting cultural heritage in their h…

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Webinar: War and the Legal Protection of Cultural Heritage

Institute of Art & Law announce a webinar which explores the international legal rules around the protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict.