International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property


First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR) is a flagship programme of ICCROM. It trains, builds knowledge, creates networks, increases awareness and informs policy with an overall aim to reduce disaster risk for tangible and intangible heritage and associated communities.

The Programme motto – culture cannot wait – is grounded in the belief that by integrating heritage into the wider programmes for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Humanitarian Aid, Peacebuilding and Climate Action, we can build peaceful and disaster-resilient communities.

Today, the FAR network of over 800 cultural first aiders span 87 countries. Since 2020, the Programme has served 97 Member States and 18 non-member states by offering advisory services for protecting cultural heritage before, during and after a disaster or a conflict.

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