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Martinsville lab monitors cultural heritage sites in Ukraine

The Cultural Heritage Monitoring Lab is leading U.S. efforts to monitor and map important sites...
The Cultural Heritage Monitoring Lab is leading U.S. efforts to monitor and map important sites in Ukraine.(wdbj7)
Published: Mar. 4, 2022 at 8:01 PM EST
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MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - An organization in Martinsville has a unique mission, as it responds to the crisis in Ukraine.

The Cultural Heritage Monitoring Lab is at the Virginia Museum of Natural History.

In partnership with the Smithsonian Cultural Research Initiative, it is leading U.S. efforts to monitor and map Ukraine’s cultural heritage sites.

The lab uses satellite imaging and communications and other tools to identify threats and impacts, and provide information to organizations and government agencies that can help to protect the nation’s cultural assets.

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