Ukraine Heritage Spotlight: On the ground with UNESCO

This is the fourth podcast in the “Ukraine Heritage Spotlight” series, which explores the heritage situation in Ukraine. This episode features Professor Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi, who heads the UNESCO Desk in Ukraine.

As of mid-February 2024, UNESCO has verified damage to 342 sites since 24 February 2022 – 127 religious sites, 150 buildings of historical and/or artistic interest, 31 museums, 19 monuments, 14 libraries, and 1 archive. These numbers, which include only immovable cultural property, are getting higher each month.

Chiara Dezzi Bardeschi. She holds a PhD in cultural heritage. She has been head of the UNESCO Desk in Ukraine since October 2022. She has over 22 years of professional experience with the United Nations, mainly working in fragile states and emergency contexts.

The Ukraine Heritage Spotlight podcast series is hosted by Dr Katarzyna Jagodzińska, Head of the Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Krakow, and John Beauchamp from Free Range Productions.

Heritage Preservation, International Cultural Relations
Europa Nostra Heritage Hub in Kraków
Ukraine, Ukraine Heritage Spotlight, War, Conflict zone, Conflict, Conflicts, Endangered Heritage, Endangered Monuments, Endangered Sites, Endangered, Heritage at Risk, Podcast
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