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

A magical journey into the sea: Turkey’s underwater museum

Turkey’s first underwater museum takes scuba divers into a mystical journey with over 115 sculptures.

Viet Nam

New Year royal rituals re-enacted at Thang Long Imperial Citadel

A series of royal rituals, which used to be held on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival in the past, were re-enacted by the Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Centre in collaboration...


Historic Peruvian church to be restored after earthquake

The Church of La Jalca Grande, one of the first churches built in Peru after the Spanish conquest, was constructed using stones from pre-Hispanic monuments.


Play These Classic Games

A project by the Slovak Game Developers Association has seen a collection of Communist-era early video games receive their first English translation, and a digital release, offering a unique insight...


Culture in a bowl: Haiti’s joumou soup awarded protected status by Unesco

The dish, originally cooked by slaves for their owners, has come to symbolise hope and dignity in the troubled Caribbean country


Preserving a centuries-old fishing heritage in Aitoloakarnania

The traditional fishing of the Mesolongi-Aitoliko Lagoon National Park is a traditional practice connected with the creativity of the inhabitants of the area and the sustainable management of natural...


Archaeologists Unearth 4,000-Year-Old Stone Board Game in Oman

While innovative and artistic board games may hold our attention today, settlers four millennia ago in the Arabian Peninsula whiled away the time on a stone board game. Last month, archaeologists...


Decolonising museums, embracing 'Green Culture' and boosting arts funding: Germany’s new culture minister reveals plans

Germany’s new culture minister, Claudia Roth, has taken office pledging to continue her predecessor’s work in decolonising museums, to set up a central “green culture” desk, to boost funding for the...


Ancient manuscripts attract tourists to historic desert city

Deep in the Sahara desert, in the North West African nation of Mauritania lies the oasis city of Chinguetti. Founded in the eleventh century, the city stood at the cross roads of the old trans-Saharan...


The medieval Dutch solution to flooding

In a world of more frequent and more intense flooding, one way to protect against the worst can trace its roots back to the Netherlands, nearly 1,000 years ago.


Gambian youth aware of World Heritage

Students in The Gambia are getting more aware of the existence and importance of World Heritage sites located across the country as the National Centre for Arts and Culture (NCAC) is doing everything...


Penang’s 211-year-old temple wins UNESCO cultural heritage conservation award

The Thai Pak Koong (Ng Suk) Temple in Penang received the Award of Merit at the 2021 Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.


Discuss participation with digital heritage at an accompanying event of the Slovenian Presidency

Join us next week for an online Europeana conference on ‘Driving engagement – participatory approaches to digital cultural heritage’.


The woman saving a crumbling heritage

As a child, Harbia Al Himiary would marvel at the architecture of her home country of Yemen. In her own birthplace of Sanaa she admired from an early age the intricate stone carvings that decorated...


Lawmakers move to protect region’s cultural heritage

“Some of our cultural heritage was taken abroad during the colonial period. We need all our heritage brought back,” Uwumukiza noted.

United States of America

Smithsonian African American museum launches online interactive access

The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture launched a sophisticated digital platform Thursday that brings a trove of interactive stories, images and video about the Black...


China launches webpage on the fight against illegal trafficking of cultural relics

China's National Cultural Heritage Administration (NCHA) on Sunday launched a webpage dedicated to the international fight against the illegal trafficking of cultural property at a forum marking...


‘It was terrifying’: ancient book’s journey from Irish bog to museum treasure

A new book tells the story of the painstaking process to preserve the 1,200-year-old Faddan More Psalter


After more than a century, a tearful return for the looted treasures of Abomey

France returned 26 treasures and pieces of art, looted during the colonial era, to Benin


Escuela Taller kicks off course on preventive maintenance of heritage structures, sites

The course seeks to reduce heritage structures and sites’ vulnerabilities to natural and human-induced hazards through preventive conservation.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

An open international ideas contest is being held for a landmark new park in Banja Luka

The competition seeks a conceptual landscape urban-architectural design for a new city park on a prominent site bounded by the Vrbas River, the University of Banja Luka, and the Serbian Army Boulevard...


The Rotterdam museum set to display its entire art collection

The Depot's answer to the problem of exhibiting and storing all of a museum's works has given the art world a valuable precedent.


Archaeologists have mapped the capital of the Mongolian Empire

Archaeologists have mapped Karakorum, the capital of the Mongolian Empire using advanced geophysical methods.


Leaves of change: Paraguay’s small-scale farmers see a new future in yerba mate tea

The organic yerba mate is used to brew infusions of the country’s national drink, which has enormous cultural and economic importance in the country.


Cultural heritage and climate change in COP26

We stand together in recognition of the integral role that culture, heritage and the arts play in the development of sustained, durable and real action on climate change.



The Thai government expects the creative industry to play a more prominent role in Thailand’s economic development across industries.


Poland's White Gold: The Story Behind one of the World’s Biggest Adaptive Reuse Projects

The Republic of Poland boasts diverse geographical territories and cultural tribes that span thousands of years. Its cities and towns reflect a whole spectrum of styles, from Romanesque architecture...


Calgary's latest stainless steel art installation aims to draw attention to Indigenous traditions, values

CALGARY - The creators of two new collaborative art installations in northwest Calgary are hoping to turn heads -- and at the same time, teach more about First Nations' culture.

Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Acclaimed Architect Mark Raymond to Speak at The Museums Association of The Caribbean Conference

As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19 and countries and industries attempt to pivot, in a bid to regain some semblance of normalcy, the Caribbean region, too, is effectively...


U.S. and Morocco Launch Partnership to Preserve the Kingdom's Diverse Cultural Heritage

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires David Greene joined H.E. André Azoulay, Senior Advisor to H.M. King Mohamed VI, at Bayt Dakira in Essaouira to launch a three-year USAID program aimed at recording and...