Featured Projects


Documenting language across modalities: visual and tactile sign language in the Bay Islands

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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Swansea City Opera Lebanon Heritage Project

This project aims to create a permanent record of the intangible cultural heritage of refugee groups across five camps in Lebanon, seeking to bring communities together throug…

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The Photographer who woke up from the Dead - Mohlouoa T. Ramakatane

Throughout his career as a Lesotho portraitist, Mohlouoa T. Ramakatane, collected papers, photographs, and negatives to document his 50+ year career, including his role as off…

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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 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.

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World Monuments Fund's (WMF) Ukraine Heritage Response Fund

Supporting immediate action to protect Ukraine's irreplaceable treasures from further damage and preparing post-crisis recovery conservation at cultural heritage sites.