The Prince Claus Fund is proud to announce the independence of the Cultural Emergency Response (CER). Cultural Emergency Response was established in 2003 to provide first aid to cultural heritage that is threatened, damaged or destroyed by conflict or disaster. Envisioned to grow and become an independent organisation from its start, CER has established itself as a leader in the culture heritage rescue field and is ready to take the next step as of July 2022.
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Cultural Protection Fund are now accepting expressions of Interest for large grants between £100,000 and £2m to protect valuable heritage at risk.
Culture in Crisis Event Recording Available Now: 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.
In 2020, World Monuments Fund (WMF) joined the Mosul Cultural Museum (MCM) Rehabilitation Project, led by an international coalition including the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH), the Musée du Louvre, the Smithsonian Institution, with support from the International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH), to return the museum to the citizens of Mosul and to all Iraqis.
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 of trade and management which trafficked archaeological finds out of the country, we explore new evidence which brings to light the precedence, practice and prevalence of these activities.
- Venue: Zoom
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 home city of Aleppo, within their own practice.
- Venue: Victoria and Albert Museum
Institute of Art & Law announce a webinar which explores the international legal rules around the protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict.
- Venue: Zoom
Supporting immediate action to protect Ukraine's irreplaceable treasures from further damage and preparing post-crisis recovery conservation at cultural heritage sites.
A number of initiatives have launched to support the country's museum workers and cultural heritage
Europa Nostra: 2022 Session of the World Heritage Committee cannot be chaired by Russia and cannot take place in Kazan
On 14 March 2022, Europa Nostra conveyed an urgent appeal to all 21 members of the World Heritage Committee concerning the chairmanship and location of the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee.