Culture talks about people and their lifestyles. We need to preserve cultural heritage for present and future generations. Museums often preserve cultural heritage, and we must ensure that the artifacts are not damaged. We need to protect the heritage sites by keeping them in the best condition.
We should also preserve cultural heritage by preventing activities like illicit trafficking and art auctions. We need to support organizations that work to protect cultural heritage. Here are some of these organizations you should know about.
U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield
This organization was founded in 2006 when heritage catastrophes took place around the world. It is considered to be the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. They provide an immediate response to cultural properties that are at risk or in the face of illicit action.
So, whether the cultural heritage is in danger of getting destroyed due to natural disasters or armed conflict, this organization will come forward to help.
UNESCO World Heritage Centre
This organization protects and preserves cultural heritage throughout the world. It is part of the international treaty of Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage that was adopted by UNESCO in 1972. They identify culturally and naturally important sites around the world and conduct activities to protect them.
Archaeological Institute of America
The Archaeological Institute of America promotes archaeological inquiry of the human past to appreciate diverse cultures. The organization supports the archaeologists who are involved in the research and ethical practice of archaeology. It educates people about the importance of archaeological discovery and preservation of cultural heritage.
United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational And Cultural Affairs — Cultural Heritage Center
The archaeological sites and objects inform today’s generation about the past. It helps us to connect with our cultural origins. This organization protects and preserves valuable resources of cultural significance.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Art Crime Team
Art and cultural properties are often the targets of looting, trafficking, and other fraudulent activities. This organization recovers these properties and brings the criminals to justice. They have the National Stolen Art File that reports stolen art and cultural properties.
Association for Research into Crimes against Art (ARCA)
This organization promotes research works and studies related to cultural heritage protection. They develop strategies to protect the heritage and art from criminal activities.
Canadian Association For Conservation Of Cultural Property
This organization promotes the preservation of cultural property. They promote research and publish materials that help the conservation of cultural heritage. They also promote the awareness of protecting these valuable researches.
These organizations protect the cultural heritage of different nations and make people aware of the importance of preserving these resources. They conduct research works and other activities throughout the year.