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ELDP

A Comprehensive Illustrated Dictionary of Ersu with Audio Files

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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Conservation of the Ishtar Gate - Part of the Future of Babylon Project

WMF has been working with Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage to conserve the fragile archaeological remains of Babylon. The Ishtar Gate is considered Babylon's mos…

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The documentation of Rama: a very endangered language of Nicaragua

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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Conference Recording Now Available: INTO Dundee – Heritage Now: Relevance & Community (2022)

In October 2022, the Culture in Crisis Programme in partnership with the International National Trusts Organisation, the National Trust for Scotland and V&A Dundee convened a …

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The War on Ukrainian Heritage

In this online event recorded in November 2022, we hear from Dr Kateryna Goncharova, Ukrainian Heritage Crisis Specialist at the World Monuments Fund, about the Russian milita…

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Heritage Craft in India – Culture in Crisis | V&A

This online event recorded in November 2022, explores the traditions of craft heritage in India, as well as the significance of contemporary production in the country today. …

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INTO Heritage

Conference Recording Now Available: INTO Dundee – Heritage Now: Relevance & Community (2022)

In October 2022, the Culture in Crisis Programme in partnership with the International National Trusts Organisation, the National Trust for Scotland and V&A Dundee convened a …

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ICOM launches the Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk – Ukraine

ICOM has launched the Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk – Ukraine in an effort to help protect endangered cultural heritage of Ukraine for future generations in l…

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Conference Announcement - Heritage at War: Plan and Prepare

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s Culture in Crisis Programme, in partnership with the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester are pleased to announce an intern…

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