Preservation by Design: Safeguarding the World’s Cultural Heritage

Preservation by Design: Safeguarding the World’s Cultural HeritageThis exhibition featured works by local photographers living in or near endangered sites in Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Libya, Peru, and Turkey. Images included in this exhibition underscored issues of concern to people in these locales, while emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts to safeguard the world’s cultural heritage.

Meridian produced this exhibition in partnership with the Global Heritage Fund, which was created in 2002 with a mission to save the most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in developing countries. Carried out through scientific excellence and community involvement, these efforts focus on conservation and responsible growth at key World Heritage Sites. Projects are selected using strict criteria and each initiative follows a comprehensive methodology termed Preservation by Design®. This approach integrates master planning, scientific conservation, community engagement, and local partnerships.

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Preservation by Design: Safeguarding the World’s Cultural Heritage
Regions: East Asia and Pacific, Near East and North Africa, Western Hemisphere, Europe and Eurasia, South and Central Asia
Countries: Cambodia, China, Libya, Peru, Turkey, India, Colombia
Impact Areas: Cultural Diplomacy
Program Areas: Culture
Partners: Diplomatic Corps