Photo: Dr. Hafed Walda

Protecting heritage to build peace.

Who we are

In response to the massive destruction of cultural heritage in conflict areas, the world has decided to come together.

In 2017, at the initiative of France and the United Arab Emirates, soon joined by other states and private partners, the International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH), was created to help salvage cultural heritage threatened by conflicts.

What we do

The Aliph way

  • A response to barbarism.
  • An alliance of the willing.
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  • A private foundation with the status of an international organization.
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  • A fund, and a source of scientific expertise.
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  • Local relevance: responding to needs on the ground and working with local partners.
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  • Support ranging from immediate emergency relief to large-scale rehabilitation projects.
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  • A unique guiding spirit: “Action, Action, Action.”

As the only global fund exclusively dedicated to protecting heritage threatened by conflicts, ALIPH addresses the violent attacks to cultural landmarks by financially supporting initiatives that concern the prevention, protection and rehabilitation of cultural heritage.

Our priority is to fund the implementation of prompt and concrete actions on the ground through a responsive grant program, aiming at making ALIPH a creactive and efficient partner for heritage organizations involved in the field.

Promoting peace and development through the protection of heritage is made possible thanks to the strong professional and financial support of a very dedicated Foundation Board, chaired by Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, gathering states, foundations, private donors and experts. The unique governance of ALIPH includes strict assessment procedures by a Scientific Committee chaired by Mr. Jean-Luc Martinez, President-Director of the Musée du Louvre.

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What we support

Photo: Ivan Erhel

Rehabilitation of the Mossul Museum (Iraq)

With the support of ALIPH, the international museum community comes together to help a museum in need. In close cooperation with the Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH), the Musée du Louvre and the Smithsonian Institution, ALIPH wishes to support the ambitious and long-term project of the rehabilitation of the Mosul Museum, heavily damaged by Daesh in 2015. The urgent priority is to implement basic emergency stabilization measures to avoid further deterioration of the museum and its collections. ALIPH currently supports the project’s initial phase aiming at delivering a professional assessment of the needs in situ that will lead to a complete, reliable and feasible implementation plan.

Photo: DNPC Mali

Rehabilitation of the Tomb of Askia (Mali)

The occupation of the city of Gao, in Mali, by armed groups in 2012-2013 has had devastating effects on local cultural heritage. As a result, the Tomb of Askia has been inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger since 2012 and is now at risk of collapsing. ALIPH is supporting the rehabilitation of a mausoleum that plays an important social role for the community, ensuring the involvement of local stakeholders.

Section under construction

How we do it Our two types of grants

Immediate relief

Coming soon

Annual call for projects

Call will be launched on
15 january 2019