Safeguard Sudan's Living Heritage from Conflict and Climate Change.
We are a project funded by the British Council Cultural Protection Fund, supported by national and international partners, and managed on the ground by our team of Sudanese professionals.
Our project delves into the intricate relationships between culture, climate, and livelihoods in Sudan. We conduct research, create maps and exhibitions, and collaborate closely with vulnerable communities to document their culture and help build resilience. Join us in the campaign to build a sustainable future where culture is interwoven with livelihoods and a healthy environment.
Our mission is to rally support for Sudan's living heritage and its multifaceted cultural panorama. It encompasses how people dance, create music, cultivate their food, care for their livestock, craft artifacts, celebrate traditions, and practice their beliefs. This cultural legacy is deeply interwoven into Sudan's history, landscape and identity, both rural and urban. It serves as a wellspring of local wisdom and vibrancy that can help shape Sudan's future.
Our project includes museums because Sudan's living heritage has ancient roots – older than the pyramids. This invaluable and irreplaceable legacy is part of Sudan's evolving cultural landscape even today. Museums can make connections over time and between communities. They provide civic spaces where people can learn about the past and collectively shape their legacy for themselves and future generations.
Safeguarding Sudan’s Living Heritage against Conflict and Climate Change is a project funded by the British Council Cultural Protection Fund, managed in partnership with DCMS.
Safeguarding Sudan's Living Heritage grew out of the Western Sudan Community Museum project (WSCM), funded by the British Council CPF and Aliph Foundation (2018-2022). Despite challenges like the revolution, Covid, and the coup, all three project museums, the Khalifa House in Omdurman, Darfur Museum in Nyala and Sheikan Museum in El Obeid, were vibrant community venues with great collections and exhibitions.