Safeguarding the Cultural Heritage of Gori

Gori, Georgia

Amount $ 156.7K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield

Type of grant Call for projects

(c) Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield

The Gori Museum was founded in 1935 and houses, among other artifacts, a unique coin collection from Georgia and other countries from 7th century BCE to 20th century CE. The museum’s ethnographic objects, manuscripts, and photo archives provide a wide range of sources to better understand the Shida Kartli region and its role in the development of Georgia. This project will establish a Disaster Risk Management Plan for the Gori Museum, document its collections, and improve storage conditions. The project will also enhance museum staff’s capacity in preventive conservation and first aid for cultural objects. Finally, civil-military cooperation among state authorities responsible for the protection of cultural heritage will be strengthened.