Earthquake in Nepal: Please help gather information to save cultural heritage

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A message from Bijan Rouhani, ICOMOS- Blue Shield

The 25th April Earthquake in Nepal has caused the loss of more than 5000 lives and also has caused destruction and severe damage to the historic centre of Kathmandu and other heritage sites throughout the Kathmandu Valley. Earthquake-related damage has been reported throughout the region.

Our colleagues in ICOMOS-ICORP and ICCROM have started the Kathmandu Cultural Emergency Crowdmap, which aims to collect information on the damage caused to cultural heritage sites and institutions in Nepal.

This initiative is co-ordinated by Ms Aparna Tandon, ICCROM project specialist, and Mr Rohit Jigyasu, President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness–ICORP and other partners.

Please would you help by and circulating the links below among your networks in IIC, ICOM, IFLA, and ICA and help to collect information about damaged cultural heritage sites and institutions in Nepal.

Please follow these links for more details:

Thank you very much

Bijan Rouhani

ICOMOS- Blue Shield