Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection (DCCHP)
The Durham Centre for Cultural Heritage Protection builds on the expertise available in the Department of Archaeology in issues pertaining to cultural heritage protection, at a global scale. The centre seeks to give a clear focus for a wide range of active engagements in documentation and monitoring, training and knowledge exchange and the delivery of strategic resources in the field of heritage protection. The centre’s activities make full use of the range of skills available in Durham to work with a variety of partners, in the UK and internationally.
Heritage is essential to one's sense of identity and place in the world, but is more than ever under threat from conflict, development and tourism, natural disasters, and climate change. As a result, archaeology sits at the heart of contemporary political and social debates. Inspired by Durham’s own UNESCO World Heritage Site, a long tradition of archaeological fieldwork in the U.K., and internationally, and a broad and deep trajectory of heritage protection and training globally, the centre works to sustain and protect cultural heritage for future generations. The centre does this through documentation, research, training, and consultancy, and by seeking to understand how people across the globe engage with and respond to their own heritage and that of others.
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