Preserving Our Past

Learn how people around the world are working to preserve our shared history

In collaboration with

World Monuments FundCyArkRhizomeBritish MuseumRmn-Grand PalaisLukas - Art in FlandersTurquoise MountainICOMOS - International Council on Monuments and SitesImperial War MuseumsHistoric England

Why is preservation important?

How heritage at risk is being protected

Culture under attack

Rebuilding cultural heritage in the aftermath of war

Protecting our shared memory

The Lion of Mosul

How technology and crowdsourcing can help reconstruct lost heritage

How to preserve the past

When cutting-edge technology meets ancient history

Examine artifacts and historic locations in 3D

Discover the temples damaged by earthquakes at Bagan

Spotlight on visualising Angkor

Bringing the past to life through animation

Meet the heroes

The inside story of legendary archaeologists, adventurers, explorers, and scientists

Watch the experts in action

Sites at risk right now

On the frontline in the fight against cultural destruction

Explore in 360

The challenges of preservation

Visit iconic locations

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Saving digital art

Art in the internet age

Art and restoration

Making artworks last

How to preserve culture

Protecting language, tradition, and intangible heritage

The locations of Open Heritage

Stories and original data at 27 sites documented by CyArk

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