The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports the preservation of cultural sites, cultural objects, and forms of traditional cultural expression in more than 100 developing countries around the world.

AFCP-supported projects include the restoration of ancient and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of rare manuscripts and museum collections, preservation and protection of important archaeological sites, and the documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques and indigenous languages.

Cultural heritage endures as a reminder of the contributions and historical experiences of humanity. By taking a leading role in efforts to preserve cultural heritage, the U.S. shows its respect for other cultures.

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Browse AFCP’s annual reports from 2001-2015, and the full list of projects funded in 2016.

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Bert De Vries
Bert D. Participant Other Working Professionals Western Hemisphere Cultural Heritage Center Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Middle East and North Africa Read the story