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21 September 2021
Caledonia, Ontario, Canada
"Land defenders" from the Six Nations blocked a planned housing development on contested land by swiftly moving to occupy the site, even after a police raid in which nine protesters were arrested. In place of the now-...
Global Press Journal
29 August 2021
Herders in rural Mongolia are given financial compensation to help preserve cultural heritage by keeping watch over the country’s remote relics and burial sites. The historical sites hold a trove of information dating...
26 June 2021
The Nahrein Network funds projects that strengthen Iraq’s cultural and heritage infrastructure. Many grantees have deep historical knowledge of cultural preservation but haven’t been able to access funding due to sanc...
9 February 2021
Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
The Fayette County Traveling Museum collects, preserves, and shares Uniontown’s Black history. The owners sift through archives, libraries, and donated boxes of materials, which are displayed as educational resources....
2 January 2021
Advancing Women Artists (AWA) is a nonprofit foundation that has identified around 2,000 pieces of art by women artists that were forgotten or stored away in Italy’s museums and churches. The organization has financed...
24 August 2020
Building on a history of anonymous charity, a mosque in northern Istanbul started a pop-up communal food bank to help those most impacted by the pandemic. The initiative is one of several mutual aid efforts underway i...
10 July 2020
Utah, United States
In 2016, court ordered redistricting gave Navajo nation residents in San Juan County fairer representation and required in-person polling locations and translation assistance. Shortly after, the Bear Ears National Mon...
15 December 2019
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A Nepalese company called Traditional Homes was formed in order to restore traditional Newari homes to prevent them from being demolished. The houses are by the indigenous Newar people of the Kathmandu Valley and boas...
14 November 2019
After discovering historic artifacts on land preparing to become a hotel in Antakya, Turkey, owners chose to develop a combined hotel and history museum, a rare act of collaboration between preservationists and develo...
5 November 2019
Eureka, California, United States
In October of 2019, the city of Eureka, California returned stolen lands to the Wiyot Tribe, the region’s Native American people. This was done over a decade after a brutal massacre on the land, which is an island tha...
3 September 2019
Perry, Maine, United States
In 1890, an anthropologist used an early audio recording device called a phonograph to record three spokesmen for the Passamaquoddy tribe singing songs, telling stories, and pronouncing simple words. After years of ef...
The Connecticut Mirror
24 June 2019
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
In the middle of the 20th century, the Housing Act of 1949 launched cities across the city into a downtown reconstruction frenzy, the often to no avail; in the modern renewal movement, cities try to get it right. Citi...
15 May 2019
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Creating and deploying exhibitions in response to real-time events can allow museums to play a larger role in community engagement and education. By developing so-called rapid-response exhibits, museums can respond mo...
9 May 2019
Helena, Montana, United States
Earlier this year, Helena, Montana became the first city in the United States to both remove and replace a confederate monument. A group called the Equity Fountain Project will replace the old monument with a public a...
18 December 2018
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Artists around Detroit take steps to preserve historic landmarks and incorporate community input into the urban planning process. While the city is drastically changing, activists are slowly preserving places like mus...
10 November 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Residents in Vancouver, B.C.'s Chinatown have banded together to protect their neighborhood from gentrification. With collaboration and crowd-sourced activism ideas, young students and senior residents repeatedly knoc...
The Philadelphia Citizen
16 October 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Church after church in Philadelphia is being slated for demolition. In times where funding for religious institutions are scarce, Sacred Places, Civic Spaces is trying to repurpose old churches for community use. By ...
15 August 2018
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A partnership between Venice’s Uffizi Gallery and Indiana University is providing new access to the Uffizi’s collection of ancient sculpture. The Uffizi Digitization Project provides a web interface for visitors to se...
12 August 2018
New York, New York, United States
With gentrification rapidly changing New York City neighborhoods, there is a need to preserve these neighborhoods' history before it is erased. A tour of landmarks associated with Islam in Harlem helps keep this histo...
10 July 2018
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Rather than museum worthy, beautiful crafted artworks made to stand the test of time, the Below the Surface exhibition and website displays the hundreds of years of detritus pulled from an Amsterdam construction site....
8 May 2018
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Governments in the United Kingdom, the United States, and elsewhere use crowdfunded donations to restore historic areas and fund new developments. The approach can build democratic participation and community cohesion...
30 April 2018
Saguaro National Park, Arizona, United States
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The National Park Service has resorted to microchipping hundreds of saguaro. Despite extensive legal protections, the iconic cacti are going missing. Rangers can only read the microchip by scanning a suspect cactus, b...
28 November 2017
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Tate Modern’s 2017 exhibition on painter Amedeo Modigliani included a virtual reality recreation of Modigliani’s final studio in Paris. Seated on wooden chairs with VR headsets on, visitors can explore the studio and ...
4 September 2017
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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As San Antonio develops, local groups like the WPA work to preserve cultural heritage along with buildings. Community organization, financing, and legislation are all tools the groups are using to maintain historic co...
28 April 2017
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Factum Arte creates replicas of art and artifacts through cutting edge technology and careful detail. These replicas are used to create access, preserve fragile originals, and replace objects that have been destroyed.
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