International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
How can you save cultural heritage in…

How can you save cultural heritage in an emergency?

Training for Cultural heritage first aid

When disasters strike, years of human achievement can be wiped away in a moment. In such crises, the affected people are anxious to salvage what is left of their personal belongings and their cultural heritage.

First Aid for Cultural Heritage teaches you how to secure, salvage and stabilise endangered heritage during an emergency. Heritage that has been safeguarded helps build stronger, more resilient communities.

Watch, download and share this short video. Learn more about the method and how you can become a cultural first aider.

Training for Cultural heritage first aid is a joint initiative between ICCROM—the international centre for heritage preservation—the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, and the Prince Claus Fund, based on a methodology conceived by ICCROM. Together, these organizations have been working to tackle the issue of emergency preparedness and response for heritage, because culture cannot wait.