MISSION

Catastrophic destruction of cultural history occurs during times of armed conflict, and in the years following, when countries are unable or unwilling to protect their historical and archaeological sites.

The Umma Foundation is dedicated to helping protect cultural heritage sites in the most difficult parts of the world, by working with individuals and cultural partners on the ground.

We believe that cultural history is a fundamental human right, and preserving cultural heritage is necessary to achieving long-term peace and stability. 

Culture At Risk

Attack on Tunisian Museum Leaves 21 Dead...

March 18, 2015

Race in Iraq and Syria to Record and Shield Art...

March 11, 2015

Via Satellite, Tracking The Plunder Of Middle East...

March 10, 2015

The illegal antiquities trade... funding the Islamic State.

March 9, 2015

ISIS Bulldozing of Ancient Nimrud Site...

March 6, 2015

Isis fighters destroy ancient artefacts at Mosul museum

Feb 26, 2015

The Destruction of Syria’s Cultural Patrimony

December 17, 2015

Antiquities Lost, Casualties of War

October 3, 2015

ICOM launches Emergency Red List...

September 25, 2014

Protecting treasures in Iraq and Syria...

September 24, 2014

Subway Workers in China...

June 20, 2013

Unchecked looting guts Egypt's...

June 15, 2013

Afghan mine delays at ancient...

May 23, 2013

Museums return looted...

May 15, 2013

Grave Robbers and War Steal...

April 07, 2013

Mali rebels torched library of...

January 28, 2013

Destruction of World Heritage...

December 2, 2012

Artifacts for guns

September 12, 2012

Endangered World Heritage site...

August 28, 2012

Looting of archaeological sites...

August 2, 2012

Archaeology threatened in war...

July 27, 2012

Cultural preservation for peace...

April 6, 2012

Neglect of Iraqi antiquities

March 4, 2012

Looting the Olympia museum

February 17, 2012

Violence dangerous for Cairo...

January 30, 2011

Iraq's Ancient Ruins Face...

June 25, 2010

Kuwait's Lost treasures

June 21, 2010

Babylon ruins torn between...

May 7, 2010

Looters show no sign of...

May 01. 2010

Lebanon's archaeological sites...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

For sale: Iraq's smuggled...

February 15. 2010

Iraqi police seize artifacts amid...

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fighting terrorism with...

January 2010

Afghans plan museums to...

October 30, 2008