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

Emergency Response

In the event of a complex emergency, and upon a specific request from the affected member state, FAC programme mobilizes its network of cultural first aiders world-wide to assist with post event damage assessments for all type of cultural heritage; conduct on-site training for volunteers, professionals and humanitarians to salvage and stabilize damaged heritage; and build capacity for planning as well as implementing post-disaster recovery operations at scale.

Previous responses have included Haiti (2010), the Philippines (2013), South Sudan (2013), Nepal (2015-2016) and Myanmar (2016)

2020: Learning from Disasters and Pandemics

Online workshop for museum leaders to design post earthquake response and recovery


2018 : Kerala Rescue Initiative