Culture in Crisis

The V&A is an International organisation with collections from around the globe. We are committed to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss, whether through conflict, criminal acts or natural disaster. Our 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.

The Culture in Crisis section of the V&A blog will feature new and exciting updates about the ongoing activities in the world of heritage preservation; revealing the valuable work of individuals and institutions we work alongside.

You can read more about our current activities here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/culture-in-crisis

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Culture in Crisis

Photograph of an arch and colonnade, Palmyra, Syria

‘Culture has moved to the front-line of wars and conflicts, both as collateral damage and as a direct target. When armed conflict, intentional destruction and looting damage or destroy cultural heritage, peace and security are simultaneously threatened.  Efforts to curb this scourge include elevating the importance of culture, heritage and identity through dialogue and education, […]

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