Project facts

Duration: 2019-12-20
Project coordinator: The Victoria and Albert Museum's 'Culture in Crisis Programme'
Funding bodies: Victoria and Albert Museum
Subject areas: Archives, Built Heritage, Community involvement, Conservation, Cultural Landscapes, Digital Heritage, Heritage Management, Heritage values - Identity, ICT tools, Intangible Heritage, Libraries, Monuments - Sites, Museums, Natural Heritage, Preventive conservation, Rural Heritage, Sustainability, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals, Tangible Heritage, Threats, Tourism, Underwater heritage, Urban Heritage, Wellbeing


The Culture in Crisis Portal was produced by the Victoria and Albert Museum's Culture in Crisis Programme, born of an ambition to bring together those with a shared interest in protecting cultural heritage, providing a forum for sharing information, inspiring and supporting action and raising public awareness. The Portal is a demonstration of the V&A's ongoing commitment to protecting the world's cultural heritage for communities that suffer loss, whether through conflict, criminal acts or natural disaster.

Impacts & Results

Since its launch in December 2019, the Culture in Crisis Portal has rapidly grown to become the world’s largest and most accessible database of heritage protection projects from around the globe. The free digital resource enables users to quickly and easily register their heritage preservation projects, as well as providing an intelligent search feature to explore listings already in existence.