Cultural Heritage

IFLA's work on preserving cultural heritage

1992: Vedran Smailović plays his cello in the destroyed National Library, Sarajevo
Photo: Mikhail Evstafiev

Culture is a basic need.  A community thrives through its cultural heritage, it dies without it.

Cultural heritage consists of tangible and intangible, natural and cultural, movable and immovable assets inherited from the past. It is of extremely high value for the present and the future of communities. Access, preservation, and education around cultural heritage are essential for the evolution of people and their culture.

The preservation and safeguarding of cultural heritage has always been a priority for IFLA.

Safeguarding Cultural Heritage

Find out more on IFLA's work with Blue Shield, for our work fighting illicit trafficking, and for the IFLA Risk Register

Supporting Preservation and Access 

Find out more on IFLA's work with UNESCO, supporting the 2015 Recommendation for the Preservation of and Access to Documentary Heritage, including in Digital Form, and tools to assist in preservation and access. 

Cultural Heritage in IFLA's Professional Units

Find out more on the Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Strategic Programme, and the Professional Units working across IFLA to exchange, develop and disseminate cultural heritage knowledge and experience. 

Conservation, Cooperation, Cultural heritage, Preservation

Última actualización: 20 Noviembre 2020

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