Cultural Emergency Response (CER) coordinates and supports locally-led protection of heritage under threat.
The emergency grant and coordination mechanism
Decentralizing the response to cultural emergencies
Strengthening local capacity, leadership & networks
Impact, advocacy, and dialogue
Highlighting the news and impact of CER’s work around the globe.
In 2003, CER was created to protects cultural heritage in crisis by the Prince Claus Fund. CER started as a programme in reaction to the destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas and looting of the Iraq Museum. In the 20 years that followed CER has become a leading organization in protectecting the world’s cultural heritage. Watch to get to know more about how CER protects culture in crisis.