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: April Update

Spring is finally with us, and the 2018 programme for Culture in Crisis is in full swing. Over the next few months we have an exciting schedule of podcasts, talks, seminars and a blockbuster international conference taking place – find out more details below!   Listen to our latest audio recording for The ‘Preservation by […]

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Culture in Crisis: Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

CULTURE IN CRISIS: Cross-Disciplinary Learning Opportunities for Natural and Cultural Heritage Preservation University of Pretoria, South Africa 17th-21st October 2018 Conference Outline The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Yale’s Global Cultural Heritage Initiatives and the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin, are preparing for a major international conference, to be held in fall 2018 in collaboration with […]

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Culture in Crisis: February Update

February has flown by and with it has gone a flurry of activity and events for the Culture in Crisis Programme. As ever, you can read more about our ongoing projects on the CiC Webpage here Catch up on what you’ve missed Last month we hosted colleagues from the World Monuments Fund, Historic England and […]

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Culture in Crisis 2018

2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the Culture in Crisis programme at the V&A; with international projects, monthly museum events and a brand new audio series all on the horizon. For those of you who have missed out on anything during 2017, you can catch up on our CiC webpage here […]

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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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