People do not get Developed, they develop Themselves (Prince Claus of the Netherlands)
Culture in Development offers more than cultural heritage protection. Our strength lies in the combination of experience and knowledge in three different areas: Development Aid, Conservation and Social Sciences.
From development aid or international co-operation we learned many a lesson:
Culture in Development continues to follow the discussions in International Cooperation as we can learn a great deal from others who work under similar circumstances (see Discussing Culture & Development)
Hands-on experience in conservation and the practical organisation of the work is very useful for a clear understanding of how to protect cultural heritage in situ. Next, the science behind the materials and their interaction provides a valuable insight into the main threats to our heritage. Still, prevention is better than cure.
The study of society:
The study of culture:
Culture in Development offers viable alternatives to often damaging mainstream approaches. Much of this unique approach, and more, can be read in my publication Preservation of Archives in Tropical Climates.