November 2018

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative announces the publication of an innovative resource on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis. The Handbook and Toolkit is the outcome of nearly a decade of field experience gained by ICCROM, and a close partnership among ICCROM , The Prince Claus Fund, and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative.

Download the Handbook and Toolkit.

January 2018

The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative announced a $1 million gift from Bank of America at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The gift, presented to Smithsonian Secretary David Skorton and Board of Regents Chair David Rubenstein by Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan, is the largest corporate donation to the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, and establishes Bank of America as the program’s lead corporate sponsor.

Read the press release here.

Selected News Coverage of Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative Projects

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