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Posted on Monday July 15, 2019

Updated on Monday November 6, 2023

Heritage at Risk

To mark three months since the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris, Heritage at Risk explores the natural and man-made threats to cultural heritage, from ancient times until today.

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View of Dubrovnik
National and University Library in Zagreb

A selection of high-resolution images for use by the press to support the exhibition Heritage at Risk - Protecting and Preserving Endangered Cultural Heritage.  Using iconic images from Europeana Collections, this season illustrate the vulnerable state of cultural heritage caused by humans and natural disasters. 

Please use these openly licensed images as you wish - but always remember to credit them as below. 

Follow the links below to see the openly licensed images. Alternatively, for a lower-resolution version for web use, save the image directly from the gallery below.

  1. Venice,1950-1960, Paolo Monti, Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura (BEIC), CC BY-SA
  2. Ypres: Saint-Peter's church before the bombardment and after, Ghent University Library, CC BY-SA
  3. The University of Leuven Library, Ghent Univeristy Library, CC BY-SA
  4. View of the Parthenon, Athens, ca.1895-1905, Rijksmuseum, Public Domain Mark

  5. The Eruption of Vesuvius, 1794, Austrian National Library, Public Domain Mark

  6. Ruins of Lisbon after the EarthQuake on the 1st November 1755: the Opera House, 1755 Henry Roberts, Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Public Domain Mark

  7. Interior of the Chapter Room of the Cathedral of York Chapter House, York Minster, 1899 Albumen print, Rijksmuseum, Public Domain Mark

  8. The Apse of Nôtre-Dame, Paris,1854, Charles Meryon (1821–1868), Rijksmuseum, Public Domain Mark

  9. The fortified church in Dârjiu, Romania. 1864. INP - National Heritage Institute, Bucharest. Public Domain Mark.

  10. View of Dubrovnik, 1914, National and University Library in Zagreb, Public Domain Mark

  11. Baths of Diocletian, Rome. Robert von. Spalart. Wellcome Collection, CC BY