Kathmandu Cultural Emergency Crowdmap

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This crowd map aims to collect on the ground reports of the damage caused to cultural heritage in Nepal as a result of the earthquake on 25 April 2015.

Every humanitarian emergency has a cultural dimension. When culture is affected, the local communities are the first to witness and respond. These local voices, which hold crucial information, often do not reach institutions and organizations that are in charge of coordinating and setting up operations.

This map is a joint initiative of International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS-ICORP) and several cultural heritage professionals. It is supported by UNESCO.

If you are in the area or are in contact with someone who is, use ‪#‎heritagedamagenepal‬ and‪ #‎culturedamagenepal‬ to tweet pictures of earthquake affected cultural heritage of Nepal from your mobile. This may include temples, traditional houses, sculptures, sacred objects, etc. If possible indicate their location. Reports will be made based on your feedback and preparations will be undertaken to salvage heritage even from rubble after the human search and rescue operation is over. The tweet feedback is linked to kathmanduculturalemergency.crowdmap.com

View the map here.