Prince Claus Fund Cultural Emergency Response (CER) 


Donor: Prince Claus Fund Cultural Emergency Response (CER) 
Emergency response to mold outbreak at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Library

1) Evaluate the general storage conditions affecting special collections at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Library to halt a large mold outbreak; 2) Define a protocol for handling and cleaning the mold-damaged books that will protect Library employees’ health and not cause further damage to 200,000 affected rare books; and 3) Specify a protocol for correcting the humidity problem in the Library’s basement so the basement space can be reused without fear of a recurring mold outbreak. Recommendations will focus on integrating preservation needs with an overall sustainable plan for preventative collection care. The project will also improve awareness among the management and staff of institutions in Tbilisi housing paper based collections about the hazards associated to mold outbreak.

Period: 15.12.2016 – 31.03.2017

Prince Claus Fund Cultural Emergency Response (CER)

Enhance the capacity of Mtskheta museum reserve staff in risk preparedness and emergency response action 

Within the framework of the project a 2 day introductory training in risk preparedness and risk mitigation measures for museums professionals from Mtskheta and Shida Kartli region was held in the town of Gori on October 21-22nd, 2015.

Recommendations for a risk-preparedness for Mtskheta Archaeological Museum’s new building were developed.

Project Partner: WATCH International and Georgian National Agency for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.


Swedish Institute
Creative Force Programme Seed Funding

Young Heritage Activist Camps Preparatory Project

The aim of the project was to conduct working meetings of the partner organisations – the Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield and Cultural Heritage without Borders in order to discuss the joint project proposal regarding the organization of young heritage activists’ camp.

Within the mission of CHwB Sweden and Albania office representatives to Georgia several meetings were held with various stakeholders of the project and the project proposal was further elaborated. The seed funding was also used to develop GNCBS’s website, print information brochures and assist with the organizational capacity building.


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