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Digitising endangered seventeenth to nineteenth century secular and ecclesiastical sources in São João do Carirí e João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil

This project digitised some of the oldest historical documents in the state of Paraíba: 54 volumes of ecclesiastical records dating from as early as 1752, as well as the signe…

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Documentation and description of Ikaan, a language in Southern Nigeria

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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Linguistic and ethnographic documentation of Western dialects of Nyenkha spoken in the Phobjikha valley in Wangduephodrang, Bhutan

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,…

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News & events

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Upcoming CiC Event: FUTURE PROOFING HERITAGE: SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE

The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), the V&A’s Culture in Crisis Programme, International National Trust Organisation and World Monuments Fund are pleased to announce th…

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Conference on Post-Disaster Reconstruction: THE PRESENCE OF PAST DISASTERS

Natural and human-caused disasters have left indelible marks on societies throughout history. Join us as we delve into the complexities of post-disaster reconstruction, drawin…

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New publication: ‘Heritage at War – Plan and Prepare’ edited by Mark Dunkley, Lisa Mol and Anna Tulliach with a foreword by V&A Director Tristram Hunt

Emerging from and building upon the international conference coordinated by the Culture in Crisis Programme and held at the V&A South Kensington in February 2023, a new public…

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