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2019 Queen Paola Awards

PCF Awards

The Queen Paola Awards Ceremony took place on 4 December 2019. HRH Prince Constantijn presented the Principal Prince Claus Award to Kamala Ibrahim Ishag and six laureates. 

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Open Call!

We're looking for new Network Partners! These partners receive funding for a new initiative over three years and take part exchanges

Image: Kamala Ibrahim Ishag, Women in Cubes, 2015. Oil on canvas, 155 x 115 cm. From the collection of Samia Omer Osman. Courtesy of the Sharjah Art Foundation.

At the Queen Paola Foundation Gallery

Women in Crystal Cubes is on view! The exhibition traces the half-century artistic journey of 2019 Principal Laureate Kamala Ibrahim Ishag

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Tejumola Olaniyan (1959 - 2019)

We are deeply saddened by the news that member of our awards committee Tejumola Olaniyan has passed away.

2019 First Aid to Documentary Heritage Under Threat Conservartecuador Website

Open Call: First Aid to Documentary Heritage Under Threat

Apply now to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict, natural- or man-made disaster

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Handbook for Saving Heritage

Free to download! Together with ICCROM we’ve created an innovative handbook and toolkit on First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis

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Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

How do we support culture under pressure? Experience stories and highlights from the year in our Annual Report

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Development and progress can be realised only by people themselves, in an environment where there is respect for one's own culture...

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