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Protecting Cultural Heritage during…

Protecting Cultural Heritage during COVID-19

The first of a series of videos on mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on heritage in the MENAP Region is now available, with more being released in coming weeks.

How can we safeguard heritage and communities in the face of overlapping risks and a global health crisis? Watch Protecting Cultural Heritage during COVID-19 by ICCROM, the ALIPH Foundation and the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation. This two-part video offers practical advice gathered by a global network of risk management and heritage professionals.

Produced in Arabic with English subtitles, the instructional video provides easy-to-follow guidance for mitigating risks to heritage resources in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan (MENAP), a region that has been adversely impacted by intersecting conflicts, extreme hazard events as well as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

This work has been conceived within the ambit of ICCROM’s flagship programme on First Aid and Resilience for Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis (FAR) and its capacity development project on Alliance for Cultural First Aid, Peace and Resilience. It is the first video in a series of learning resources conceived as part of this project.

Organized in partnership with the ALIPH Foundation, Alliance for Cultural First Aid, Peace and Resilience strengthens capacities for risk reduction, preparedness, response and recovery in communities confronting a combination of crises. Organizing partners also include the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities; the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation, an NGO dedicated to the protection of cultural heritage in crises, created as a result of ICCROM’s international training on first aid; and the Centre for Security Studies, a Zurich-based organization dedicated to promoting the understanding of security policy challenges as a contribution to a more peaceful world.

Part 1: Disinfecting heritage materials


Part 2: Considering secondary hazards