Launched as part of the V&A’s ongoing Culture in Crisis programme, the Museum’s new free-to-access Culture in Crisis Portal is claimed to be the world’s largest and most accessible database of cultural heritage preservation projects.
The Portal offers users quick, easy registration using a desktop or mobile device so that projects they are working on can instantly become accessible and searchable worldwide. Optimised search capabilities also allow anyone to filter the database by project type, location and other specific criteria; making it simple to shortlist projects with similar missions.
“This free digital resource and our Culture in Crisis programme is a demonstration of the V&A’s ongoing commitment to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss,” V&A director, Tristram Hunt, notes.
“We are very excited to launch this new portal and we hope that it will become the world’s largest and most accessible database of cultural heritage preservation projects.”
For more than half a decade the V&A’s Culture in Crisis Programme has been working to combat the irreparable damage to cultural heritage caused by conflict, criminal acts or natural disasters. The initiative has committed to providing a forum to those working on the front line of preserving cultural heritage and the new Portal is the next step towards achieving this.
To register or find out further information about the Culture in Crisis Portal, individuals and organisations can visit www.cultureincrisis.org