Raising Awareness – Sharing Responsibility

Heritage and histories enrich and connect our identities in this pluralistic world: We experience the temples of Palmyra under threat of destruction; the island of Zanzibar as a cultural melting pot; the storytelling traditions of Cinderella in the Arab and German world. Can we raise awareness of these valuable assets and promote shared responsibilities on equal terms by documenting the past and preserving cultural heritage with innovative approaches? Can we shape societies fit for the future without losing track of their past through researching histories and stories?

Disciplines Involved
Hermann Parzinger

We have to give special focus on what is uniting and not separating us, for example through cross border cultural heritage activities. AGYA is a paradigm of fostering such activities.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hermann Parzinger, President of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation, AGYA Advisory Board member

Sharing Cultural Knowledge

Tying the Past to the Present

Preserving Cultural Heritage

Heritage Counts!

52 Properties on the 'List of World Heritage in Danger' in 2019

Source: World Heritage Centre (UNESCO)

15 AGYA Research Projects on Heritage Preservation

Source: AGYA

500+ Forms of Intangible Cultural Heritage Listed by UNESCO

Source: Deutsche UNESCO-Kommission