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TARA image project

To preserve and curate the Trust for African Rock Art's (TARA) photographic archive of more than 20,000 images, and make it available for free online.

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A documentation of the Upper Belt variety of Minyong (Adi), Arunachal Pradesh, North East India

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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From Lattice to Lacework: Preserving Cairene Woodwork in Historic Cairo

This project’s objective was to document, catalogue and publish the doors and minibars of historic monuments in Cairo, and is a great benefit to a heritage of “anonymous” arti…

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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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Saving Aleppo’s Heritage: Stories from Local Graduate Architects

This event, recorded in June 2022, brought together Syrian Graduate Architects from the social enterprise ‘Places of ARcture’, to discuss the importance of protecting cultural…

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Understanding the Illicit Trade under ISIS in Syria

This online discussion, recorded in June 2022, explores the illicit trade of cultural property in Syria, under the ISIS regime. From the regulated looting of heritage sites to…

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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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News & events

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Commission joins forces with Member States to launch a Collaborative Cloud for Europe's cultural heritage

Today, the Commission has launched a dialogue with Member States on the joint creation of a Collaborative Cloud for Cultural Heritage to help safeguard European cultural treas…

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ICOM is Preparing an Emergency ICOM Red List of Cultural Heritage at Risk for Ukraine

ICOM, in close cooperation with its National Committee in Ukraine, is preparing an Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk for Ukraine to combat illicit traffic followi…

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

This event, recorded in June 2022, brought together Syrian Graduate Architects from the social enterprise ‘Places of ARcture’, to discuss the importance of protecting cultural…

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