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Gathering data on scientific collections at risk in Ukraine

By Ralph Wachter, NSF

Dear Colleagues,

The US Department of State, the Interagency Working Group on Scientific Collections (IWGSC), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) are working together to help identify, and where possible assist with efforts to save/protect priceless Ukrainian archival, cultural, and scientific collections under threat.

We are requesting your help in quickly identifying relevant collections in Ukraine and their needs. Please use the Google Form link below to provide information about respective collection(s), including descriptions, locations, special needs, and points of contact. Please submit one form entry for each collection. The data submitted will be stored in a secure database with the US State Department.

Online Information Collection Form:  Ukrainian Archival, Cultural, and Scientific Collections

Please distribute to your networks as appropriate.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katelynn Averyt, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative via

Gathering data on scientific collections at risk in Ukraine