Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Visit us here for news and stories about our cultural preservation partners and their work around the world! More on the Web at http://go.usa.gov/jeUC

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) supports a wide range of projects to preserve cultural heritage, such as the preservation of ancient sites and historic buildings, assessment and conservation of museum collections, improved storage conditions for objects and manuscripts, and the documentation of vanishing traditional crafts and indigenous languages. http://go.usa.gov/jeUC AFCP is administered by the Cultural Heritage Center, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), U.S. Department of State.

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12/31/2020
Alma Vii

Would you like to visit an Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation site? Our partner Mihai Eminescu Trust has produced a series of videos touring the medieval village and church of Alma Vii in Transylvania! Check them out here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1sw8Ak1ljPJ0TLYW41xNo2ZxjCOfK0O5

#AFCP20 #CulturalHeritage

U.S. Embassy Bucharest
Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce

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The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has funded important new discoveries in archeology, technology, and prese...
12/30/2020
ECA Cultural Preservation and Youth Empowerment Projects Lead to New Discoveries in Micronesian Cultural History - United States Department of State

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has funded important new discoveries in archeology, technology, and preservation. Learn more about the breakthroughs happening at Nan Madol in Micronesia. https://www.state.gov/eca-cultural-preservation-and-youth-empowerment-projects-lead-to-new-discoveries-in-micronesian-cultural-history/ #AFCP20 #CulturalHeritage

US Embassy Kolonia
Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce

American and Micronesian experts and students working on two complementary U.S. Department of State programs to conserve and document cultural heritage in Micronesia have discovered evidence of complex agricultural and irrigation earthworks that could reshape Pacific Island history. These discoverie...

12/28/2020
Ambassador Randy Berry on Twitter

Nepal is one of the top recipients of #AFCP grants. Learn how the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports local practices and expertise to preserve important sites and train a new generation of Nepali conservators.

https://twitter.com/USAmbNepal/status/1115623691638005765

#AFCP20 #CulturalHeritage U.S. Embassy, Nepal

“Did you know #Nepal is the top recipient country in the world for Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation grants? Since 2003, we funded 23 projects totaling $3.37 million. #AFCP #CloseWhereItCounts @HeritageAtState https://t.co/IGvVTXGVBV”

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation helps countries respond to emergencies by funding cultural heritage recov...
12/18/2020
Preserving Albania's centuries-old sites | ShareAmerica

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation helps countries respond to emergencies by funding cultural heritage recovery efforts, like earthquake damaged sites in Albania. Read more here: https://share.america.gov/preserving-albanias-centuries-old-sites/ #AFCP20 #CulturalHeritage

U.S. Embassy-Tirana
Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce

A recent earthquake damaged three of Albania's most famous historic sites. Learn how a U.S. government program is helping to restore these treasured spots.

In addition to historic buildings and collections,  the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation preserves intangible ...
12/16/2020
Preserving the gifts of indigenous peoples | ShareAmerica

In addition to historic buildings and collections, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation preserves intangible cultural heritage, like music and language.

Learn more: https://share.america.gov/preserving-gifts-of-indigenous-peoples

#AFCP #AFCP20 #CulturalHeritage

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce

Anthropologists and ethnologists are among many who believe that something precious is lost when indigenous peoples lose their language and customs.

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports work at heritage sites large and small. Learn more about Angkor ...
12/14/2020
First Baptist Church of Mawlamyine

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports work at heritage sites large and small.

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Angkor in Cambodia: http://ow.ly/uwCi50CJks5

Mawlamine in Myanmar: http://ow.ly/3jJe50CJkKr

#AFCP20 #CulturalHeritage

US Embassy Phnom Penh
U.S. Embassy Rangoon
Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce

Completed Project First Baptist Church of Mawlamyine Mawlamyine, Myanmar About the First Baptist Church of Mawlamyine The original First Baptist Church in Mawlamyine, Mon State, was constructed in 1827 by Adoniram Judson, an American missionary who spent nearly 40 years in Myanmar (Burma) in the ear...

Congratulations to everyone involved in the completion of this fantastic project! #AFCP20
12/09/2020

Congratulations to everyone involved in the completion of this fantastic project! #AFCP20

"We are privileged to have been a part of Iziko's efforts to uncover and conserve the São José shipwreck site through the U.S. Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation over the past four years. The work of Iziko's dedicated scientists, supported by global partnerships like the Smithsonian Institute, has not only brought this important but tragic shared history to life, but has offered critical leadership to a new generation of scientists who can carry on this important work." - U.S. Consulate General Cape Town, Acting Consul General, Will Stevens.

This week we are so proud to come full circle with a project that began in 2016 when Iziko Museums of South Africa received a $500,000 grant through the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation to conserve the artefacts recovered from, and protect the site of, the São José slave shipwreck.

The São José was the first shipwreck in the world to have been identified as having sunk while carrying slaves on board.

One of the goals of the grant is to inspire the next generation in the preservation and protection of cultural heritage, and expose all youth to the exciting field of underwater archaeology.

Originally envisioned as a diving course, the pandemic required the Iziko team to shift gears. In partnership with the African Centre for Heritage Activities and Dinaledi Leadership for Education, the Iziko team came up with a unique and pandemic-safe learning lab called “Boat in a Box.”

Ten youth from Langa High School participated in this project. Although they didn’t get to dive, they were exposed to the many aspects of maritime archaeological sciences in a fun and interactive way.

This week we met these inspiring future maritime archaeologists-in-training at a certificate handover and prizegiving ceremony.

The youth enjoyed visiting the Sao Jose exhibition at Iziko's Slave Lodge Museum, gaining hands-on exposure to preservation techniques knowledge at the Iziko Conservation Lab, and finally visiting the shipwreck site.

#AFCP Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

Did you know that in the last 20 years the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has funded more than 1,000 project...
12/08/2020
Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation | Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Did you know that in the last 20 years the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has funded more than 1,000 projects in over 100 countries? Learn more: https://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center/ambassadors-fund-cultural-preservation #AFCP20 #CulturalHeritage

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce

The Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation supports a wide range of projects to preserve cultural heritage, such as the restoration of historic buildings, assessment and conservation of museum collections, archaeological site preservation, documentation of vanishing traditional craft techniques,...

2021 is the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation!  During December we are going to co...
12/04/2020

2021 is the 20th anniversary of the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation! During December we are going to count down to the anniversary, reveal more about the program, and share your stories at #AFCP20!

Exchange Programs - U.S. Department of State
Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce

Find out how to apply for an #AFCP grant in Thailand below!
11/19/2020

Find out how to apply for an #AFCP grant in Thailand below!

ปีนี้ครบรอบ 10 ปีที่รัฐบาลสหรัฐอเมริกาได้ให้ความสนับสนุนแก่โครงการทุนอนุรักษ์ฟื้นฟูและสืบทอดวัฒนธรรมอาข่าใน จ. เชียงรายผ่านโครงการกองทุนเอกอัครราชทูตสหรัฐฯเพื่อการอนุรักษ์ทางวัฒนธรรม (Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation) สัปดาห์นี้ ทีมจากสถานทูตสหรัฐฯ กรุงเทพฯ และสถานกงสุลใหญ่สหรัฐฯ เชียงใหม่ได้ไปเยี่ยมมิตรที่ดีและยิ่งใหญ่ของเราที่บ้านดอยช้าง จ.เชียงรายเพื่อเรียนรู้เกี่ยวกับวิถีชีวิตของชาวชุมชนอาข่าและความพยายามในการอนุรักษ์มรดกของพวกเขา สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับการสมัครขอรับทุน AFCP เพื่ออนุรักษ์วัฒนธรรมที่จับต้องได้และจับต้องไม่ได้ของไทย กรุณาเยี่ยมชมเว็บไซต์ https://th.usembassy.gov/afcp-2021/
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This year marks the 10th year anniversary of U.S. government support to the preservation of the #Akha language in Chiang Rai through the U.S. Ambassadors Cultural Fund for Preservation (AFCP)! This week, the U.S. Mission team visits our great and good friends in the Doi Chang village to learn about the Akha community’s way of life and efforts to preserve their heritage. To learn more about how to apply for AFCP grants to preserve the tangible and intangible culture of Thailand, please click here: https://th.usembassy.gov/afcp-2021/

Apply for an #AFCP grant in Namibia before the Nov 27 deadline! More information below.
11/19/2020

Apply for an #AFCP grant in Namibia before the Nov 27 deadline! More information below.

The U.S. Embassy Namibia is inviting NGO’s, museums, government ministries of Culture or similar institutions of to submit concept notes for the preservation of cultural sites, cultural collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as music, dance and language under the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).

Concept notes must be submitted by Friday, November 27, 2020

Read about #AFCP support to preserve a 1,500-year-old monastery in Mtskheta, Georgia, below.
11/16/2020
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Read about #AFCP support to preserve a 1,500-year-old monastery in Mtskheta, Georgia, below.

Around the world the United States works to preserve cultural buildings and historical sites.

In in Mtskheta, Georgia, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is providing more than $500,000 to restore a 1,500-year-old monastery. ⛪️🏗

https://go.usa.gov/x7NRJ

Apply to #AFCP in Peru! More info below.
10/29/2020

Apply to #AFCP in Peru! More info below.

Valoramos el #PatrimonioCultural del Perú y queremos sumar más proyectos de conservación al #FondodelEmbajador. La convocatoria para el concurso del 2021 se encuentra abierta hasta el 18 de noviembre.
¡Anima a tu institución cultural a postular! Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
Más información aquí: https://pe.usembassy.gov/es/pr-10142020-es/

Tunisia, this one is for you! Apply to #AFCP by following the link below.
10/29/2020

Tunisia, this one is for you! Apply to #AFCP by following the link below.

يسعدنا الاعلان عن بدأ قبول مقترحات المشاريع لمسابقة "منحة صندوق السفراء الأمريكيين للحفاظ على التراث الثقافي". يمكنكم الاطلاع على التفاصيل وكيفية تقديم مقترحاتكم على موقعنا: https://tn.usembassy.gov/2021-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation-afcp/
آخر موعد للتقديم 13 نوفمبر.
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting concept notes for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (#AFCP) 2021 grant competition. Visit our website for more information on the AFCP and the application process: https://tn.usembassy.gov/2021-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation-afcp/
The deadline to apply is November 13.

10/28/2020
U.S. Embassy Moscow

Watch as the U.S. Embassy Moscow announces an #AFCP award to support the conservation of early 16th-century frescoes by the School of Raphael at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg!

Мы начинаем виртуальную церемонию открытия совместного проекта по сохранению работ Рафаэля при поддержке Посольского Фонда по сохранению культурного наследия.

Впервые посольство США и Государственный Эрмитаж будут сотрудничать в рамках Посольского Фонда по сохранению культурного наследия Госдепартамента США в целях реставрации трех фресок XV века, созданных школой Рафаэля.
Посол США Джон Салливан и директор Государственного Эрмитажа доктор исторических наук Михаил Пиотровский совместно с представителями Фонда Эрмитажа (США) проведут виртуальную церемонию открытия проекта, который отражает приверженность России и Америки защите и сохранению культурного наследия Европы.

Ведущая встречи - Саранна Биль-Коэн - исполнительный директор Фонда Эрмитажа (США).

Язык мероприятия: русский и английский.

Interested in applying for an AFCP grant in Nepal? Find out how below.
10/28/2020
U.S. Embassy, Nepal

Interested in applying for an AFCP grant in Nepal? Find out how below.

अमेरिकी राजदूत सांस्कृतिक संरक्षण कोष अन्तरगतको अनुदान कार्यक्रमको लागि अवधारणा पत्र बुझाउने अन्तिम मिती नोभेम्बर १५। यदि तपाईं पनि सांस्कृतिक संरक्षणका विभिन्न तल उल्लेखित क्षेत्रहरूमा काम गर्न इच्छुक हुनुहुन्छ भने संलग्न लिंक हेर्न सक्नुहुन्छ।
The deadline for submitting AFCP concept notes is soon - Nov 15!
Did you know, since 2001, the U.S. Department of State, through Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), has invested over $3.8 million in 25 different projects throughout Nepal -- in Kathmandu, Patan, Mustang, Humla, and many other places? AFCP grants support the preservation of archaeological sites, historic buildings and monuments, museum collections, and forms of traditional cultural expression, such as indigenous languages and crafts. We are now accepting concept notes for FY2021. For initial inquiries and consultation, please write at [email protected].
For more details: https://np.usembassy.gov/u-s-ambassadors-fund-for-cultural-preservation-fiscal-year-2021grants-program/

Find out how to apply for the 2021 #AFCP Grants Program in Vietnam below!
10/27/2020

Find out how to apply for the 2021 #AFCP Grants Program in Vietnam below!

🕍 Bạn có tâm huyết bảo tồn di sản văn hóa Việt Nam? Chúng tôi muốn hợp tác với bạn! Từ năm 2001, Quỹ Bảo tồn Văn hóa của Đại sứ Hoa Kỳ (AFCP) đã đầu tư hơn 1 triệu USD vào 15 dự án bảo tồn di sản văn hóa độc đáo của Việt Nam. Quỹ Bảo tồn Văn hóa 2020 HIỆN đang nhận hồ sơ xin tài trợ. Hạn nộp hồ sơ là ngày 15 tháng 11 năm 2020.

📌 Để biết thêm thông tin và nộp hồ sơ xem tại https://vn.usembassy.gov/vi/education-culture-vi/tai-tro-hoc-bong/

🕍 Are you committed to preserving Vietnam’s cultural heritage? We want to work with you! Since 2001, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation has invested more than $1 million to fund 15 projects to preserve Vietnam’s unique cultural heritage. We are accepting applications for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020 Grants programs NOW until November 15.

📌 For more information and to apply: https://vn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/grants-and-scholarship-opportunities/

#CulturalHeritage #AFCP #baotonvanhoa

Thanks for visiting, Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce!
10/15/2020

Thanks for visiting, Assistant Secretary of State Marie Royce!

In the aftermath of the 2019 earthquake in Albania the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation sprang into action to help preserve & restore damaged sites.

Proud of the work of the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation & Cultural Heritage without Borders Albania to preserve sites in Kruje.

🇺🇸 & 🇦🇱

10/15/2020
US Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia

The World Heritage site of Jvari Monastery is as stunning as it is important to Georgian history and culture. We look forward to watching the progress!

სიხარულით ვაცხადებთ, რომ ჯვრის მონასტრის პროექტმა გაიმარჯვა ელჩის კულტურული მემკვიდრეობის შენარჩუნების ფონდის კონკურსში! მიმდინარე კვლევით სამუშაოებს, რომელსაც ასევე აშშ-ის მთავრობა აფინანსებს დაემატება შენობის მთლიანი გარე ფასადის საკონსერვაციო სამუშაოები, რაც მოიცავს ოთხივე ფასადს, გუმბათს რვავე მხარეს და კედლის ზედაპირს, დაახლოებით, 1 200 კვადრატული მეტრის ფართობს.

სამუშაოებს გიორგი ჩუბინაშვილის სახელობის ქართული ხელოვნების ისტორიისა და ძეგლთა დაცვის კვლევის ეროვნული ცენტრი შეასრულებს.

We are happy to announce that the Jvari Monastery project won Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation. The ongoing research works also funded by the U.S. Government will now extend to cover the preservation works for the entire outer sandstone masonry of the building, including all four facades and all eight sides of the drum, about 1200 square meters of wall surface in total.

The preservation works will be conducted by the George Chubinashvili National Research Center for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation.

The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is accepting applications for 2021! Contact participating U.S. embas...
10/13/2020
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The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation is accepting applications for 2021! Contact participating U.S. embassies for application instructions and in-country deadlines.

10/08/2020
Embajada de Estados Unidos en Bolivia

Tune in at 2:30pm EST to learn about the newest #AFCP project in Bolivia!

Lanzamiento del proyecto del Fondo para la Preservación Cultural para museos comunitarios en la ruta del Qhapaq Ñan entre Desaguadero y Viacha

#AFCP is proud to support the preservation of Peru's cultural heritage! Learn more about projects supported over the yea...
10/07/2020

#AFCP is proud to support the preservation of Peru's cultural heritage! Learn more about projects supported over the years at the link below.

El #FondodelEmbajador ha premiado 5 emblemáticos proyectos de conservación en la Ruta Moche, en el norte del Perú. ¿Cuáles has visitado?
Conoce aquí cómo el Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation y la Embajada contribuyen con la preservación del #PatrimonioCultural peruano: https://bit.ly/3ifot1j

The 15th-century Gjirokaster Castle is the second largest surviving castle in the Balkans and a popular tourist destinat...
10/06/2020

The 15th-century Gjirokaster Castle is the second largest surviving castle in the Balkans and a popular tourist destination overlooking the town of Gjirokaster, a World Heritage Site. This #AFCP project involved significant work on the walls and floor of the gallery within the castle to reverse water-related damage.

Thanks for visiting, Ambassador Kim!

🇦🇱️ | Në nder të Ditës Kombëtare të Trashëgimisë Kulturore Shqiptare, Ambasadorja Kim vizitoi Kalanë e Gjirokastrës javën e kaluar. Ajo me kënaqësi pa se si programi i Fondit të Ambasadorëve për Trashëgiminë Kulturore ka kontribuar në restaurimin e galerisë së tretë të Kalasë, aty ku ndodhet Muzeumi i Gjirokastrës. Ambasada e Shteteve të Bashkuara me krenari mbështet ruajtjen e trashëgimisë kulturore të Shqipërisë nëpërmjet programit të Fondit të Ambasadorëve për Trashëgiminë Kulturore!

🇺🇸️ | In honor of Albanian #NationalCulturalHeritageDay, Ambassador Kim visited the castle in Gjirokastër last week. She was delighted to see how the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Fund for Cultural Preservation program contributed to the restoration of the castle's third gallery where the Gjirokastra Museum is located. The U.S. Embassy is proud to support the preservation of Albania’s cultural heritage through the #AFCP program!

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I would like to pay your attention please ! Historical important place in my homeland Paiyun Rural Municipality of Parbat District where there is Historical Paiyun Durbar which is totally damaged. We can only find Archeological important things. So, Please give your support to this place. It is located to 290 KM west from Kathmandu Nepal.
Postovani ... Ljubazno vas molim da mi porukom u inbox dostavite oficijelnu email adresu AFCP radi ostvarivanja prvog kontakta, upucivanja pisanog profilisanog dokumenta sa prilozima i eventualno uspostavljanja buduce poslovne saradnje na polju nabavke i distribucije opreme i uredjaja za anoksicni tretman i zastitu kulturnog nasledja i bastine od strane mog privrednog drustva krajnjim korisnicima a koji su korisnici sredstava ovog fonda tj.institucijama i ustanovama kulture i obrazovanja u Republici Srbiji. Unapred zahvalan, Srdjan Cerovic.
Hello, My name is Katherine. I was thinking about becoming a curator but recently after an internship...I became curious about pursuing a JD to maybe become a cultural heritage lawyer. I was wondering what made you decided to join this field if you have any advice at all. Right now I'm pursuing my masters in International studies with a focus in public history and have a bachelors in history with a minor in political science. Thanks!
Yes I do want the money 💴
1400 hundred old islamic coin
This morning at Lviv Polytechnic National University with Dr. Martin Perschler, Program Director of the U.S. Ambassador's Fund For Cultural Preservation, Professor Mykola Bevz, Head of the Department of Architecture & Conservation at the Polytechnic, fellow Fulbrighters Yuri Yanchyshyn and Dr. Maryana Kaplinska, and Sean O'Hara, First Secretary Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv! Thank you Maryana Kaplinska for the invite today to Dr. Perschler's lecture on American cultural heritage and historic preservation, and for continuing to be a key bridge-builder between us and experts, academics, and conservation professionals. These connections are critical to our heritage work in Rohatyn and our Fulbright-supported project for 2019-2020 at Rohatyn's old Jewish cemetery. 😗 Thank you from Rohatyn Jewish Heritage as well! 😗 #Fulbright #fulbrightukraine
When the American Revolutionary War became a war of Empires. Also new discovery of The Fort of Baton Rouge in 2018
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Dear excellancy .we have in AABEY village in Aley caza a very old Church .St George .built from 400 years ago and need a restoration .can you please help us ? Best regards
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