Heritage on the Edge

Discover how people around the world are using technology to protect their cultural sites against climate change

In collaboration with

CyArkICOMOS - International Council on Monuments and Sites
“Buildings are deteriorating faster than ever before. It's indicative of the changing environment and climate.”- Syfur Rahman, Department of Archeology of Bangladesh

5 heritage sites, 1 common threat

A small selection of cultural sites being affected by climate change

“They are not only heritage objects, but represent our culture and history, from my ancestors to my children.”- Daniela Meza Marchant, Head of Conservation, Rapa Nui

Why Heritage?

In the conversation about the climate crisis, why focus on cultural heritage? Andrew Potts of ICOMOS explains.

What's at stake?

An in-depth look at a few places on the tipping point

Step inside

Explore the at-risk buildings in AR and witness the effects of climate change

Environment matters

The changes to the landscape putting these places and their people at risk

“Fighting with sticks and stones we can not. But fighting with our voices, with our Rapa Nui, we can achieve everything.”- Henriet Paoa Hucke, Rapa Nui islander

At the heart of it all

Hear from the locals on why these sites are important

What can be done?

The tech that's on the frontline

"History in Scotland is a living thing, it's part of what we do every day. It's part of a living city, it's part of our economy, and our social lives.”- Ewan Hyslop, Historic Environment Scotland

It's now or never

The impact of global warming on sites around the world

Are you a teacher, parent or guardian?

Downloadable lesson plans that can be used by teachers in class or by students to work through at their own pace

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Open Access

Now it's your turn... download, remix and reuse data from cultural heritage sites around the world

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