Cultural Heritage

Seven cast-iron manhole covers on the ground are the only sign of extensive and very complex flood protection for the Citadel in Østerbro, Copenhagen. The Citadel is one of the best-preserved fortification works in Northern Europe.
Climate change is rapidly intensifying. Amid the chaos and damage it wreaks, many precious Indigenous heritage sites in Australia and around the world are being destroyed at an alarming rate.
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This report summarises the work of the EU Open Method of Coordination (OMC) group of Member States’ experts on ‘Strengthening cultural heritage resilience for climate change’.
ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE ON THE FRONTLINES AND FAULTLINES IN THE BLACK SUMMER BUSHFIRES
This paper presents the experiences of Aboriginal peoples and the response of their communities and organisation to the 2019-2020 bushfires in Australia, captured through various media articles, reports, submissions and testimony.
Traditional Societies' Response to Volcanic Hazards in the Philippines: Implications for community-based disaster recovery
The present article addresses the Aetas' response to the 1991 Mt Pinatubo eruption and subsequent cultural changes, using the concept of resilience.
The walls of Bagerhat's sixty dome mosque are smudged white by the saline air
Archaeological sites such as those in the Mosque City of Bagerhat on the coast of the country are particularly vulnerable to climate change.
Pedestrians traverse the inundated streets of Venice, Italy
Climate change is destroying heritage sites across Europe and globally. Ancient historical landmarks could disappear completely unless swift action is taken to protect them from environmental damage, researchers are warning.
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PROCULTHER-NET: A European Community for Protecting Cultural Heritage at Risk of Disaster, is launching a questionnaire. ​
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This methodology, relying on a common and shared understanding of the subject at European level, aims at providing key operational and technical elements to address cultural heritage at risk of disaster.