March 10, 2016
In response to ongoing armed conflict, natural disasters, economic development, and tourism, the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) has created a new grant program, “Protecting our Cultural Heritage,” that aims to study, document, and preserve imperiled cultural heritage materials. The NEH invites applications for projects that undertake virtual and 3D reconstructions of art, monuments, sites, or landscapes; training for cultural heritage specialists in risk assessment and preservation techniques; and data-sharing and knowledge exchange platforms.
This program is part of the NEH’s larger focus on safeguarding cultural heritage. The NEH sponsored a two-day summit in December 2015, co-organized by the AIA and the American Schools of Oriental Research, titled Protecting our Shared Heritage in Syria – An International Summit to Promote Collaboration.
Watch the video from the conference’s public symposium session (Courtesy of ASOR):
Read the full press release from the National Endowment for the Humanities.