Video Messages

Hear from our colleagues and friends – in these brief statements
they will tell you why safeguarding culture is personal for them
and how our work relates to their lives.

This is an ongoing collection of different voices
from around the world,
so check back in with us soon.

Lubomir Novak, who oversaw a recent Mes Aynak exhibition in Prague

speaks on why culture matters

Lubomir Novak, speaks Yaghnobi

a language that only about 12 000 people speak in the world

Shelton Zuckerman, co-founder of the Historic Synagogue Sixth & I in Chinatown, Washington D.C.

tells us why culture is important to him

Werner Müller,
Citizen Historian,

on Cologne’s cathedral, the city’s best known monument

Werner Müller, Citizen Historian

brings Cologne’s history back to life

Werner Müller, advocat for Germany’s historical airport Butzweilerhof

Werner produced the largest archive on Cologne’s history of aviation online, freely accessible for everyone

Bruce Hoffman, Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

ARCH asked him why cultural heritage matters, and he told us this anecdote. Hoffman is a political analyst known for his views on terrorism and insurgency. He is the Director of the Center for Security Studies and Director of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is a specialist in the study of terrorism and counterterrorism and insurgency and counter-insurgency.

Meet Nic Flemming, the discoverer of Pavlopetri, the oldest underwater city in the world!

Dr Nicholas Flemming is a marine geo-archaeologist from the Institute of Oceanography at the University of Southampton. Dr Flemming was Director of the British national oceanographic data centre from 1980 till 1987 to take later the position of the chairman of the IODE Committee of the IOC which he occupied till1992. He was Director of EuroGOOS Office and Member of the GOOS Steering Group until 2001. Since then he has written a book, and is most known for his discovery of Pavlopetri, the oldest underwater city in the world.