The V&A’s Culture in Crisis Programme and the Arab Image Foundation host on Tuesday 16 February (14:00-15:15 GMT) an online event to discuss archive collections in crisis.

Addressing the varied nature of collections – from photographs and film to books, manuscripts, built heritage and digital, the event will bring together 3 archival institutions working across the Middle East and North Africa to discuss emergency planning, implementing disaster management strategies and working toward sustainable recoveries.


– Heba Hage-Felder (Director), the Arab Image Foundation (Beirut, Lebanon).
– Hadia Gana (Founder and Director), Beit Ali Gana (Tripoli, Libya).
– Omayma A. Shafy (Co-founder & CEO) and Yasmine Hussein (Researcher in charge of Archive), Wekalet Behna For Arts (Alexandria, Egypt).
– Vernon Rapley (Director of Cultural Heritage Protection and Security), Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK)

To find out more about the event and register, please click here.