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Cultural First Aid in a Crisis

Natural disasters and war have always threatened human existence. When these crises occur, the loss of human life is the greatest of all the tragic consequences. It is, however, not the only tragedy. The loss of cultural heritage, tangible history, art, artifacts and architecture is also devastating.

Unfortunately, in most countries, the emergency management plans of national, local and military agencies do not include provisions for the rescue of cultural heritage. Does saving cultural material matter in

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