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V&A launches ‘world’s largest' cultural heritage preservation database

The Victoria & Albert Museum has launched a new global platform designed to support individuals and organisations working on cultural heritage preservation projects.


The database will allow users to connect with similar projects, potential sponsors, collaborators and experts as they work to protect the world's cultural heritage. Launched as part of the V&A’s ongoing Culture in Crisis programme, the Museum’s new free-to-access Culture in Crisis Portal is claimed to be the world’s largest and most accessible database of cultural heritage preservation projects. The V&A is currently calling on individuals and organisations to add details of their projects to the portal.


The Portal offers users quick, easy registration using a desktop or mobile device so that projects they are working on can instantly become accessible and searchable worldwide. Optimised search capabilities include filters for project type, location and other criteria.

V&A Director, Tristram Hunt said“This free digital resource and our Culture in Crisis programme is a demonstration of the V&A’s ongoing commitment to protecting the world’s cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss,”

“We are very excited to launch this new portal and we hope that it will become the world’s largest and most accessible database of cultural heritage preservation projects.”