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The dynamic constructivist theory of culture

It is important to identify and document local cultural heritage, before a crisis takes place, so that it is later possible to identify any damage should an event occur. Training in documentation, including how to record damage through photographs, should be given to local institution staff members. (For more information see on-site damage and risk assessment, page 53). 32 First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis | 1. Handbook Identify stakeholders and actors 1 Who are the owners (institutions/individuals/social groups) of the cultural heritage assets in the affected area? Collect their contact information and, if possible, establish communication to gather preliminary information about any damage caused to their cultural heritage. 2 Who are the people or communities dependent on the cultural heritage assets for their livelihood? 3 Who is in charge of coordinating the emergency response and who controls access to the affected area(s)? Collect their contact information to be used later for on-site assessment, if needed. 4 Which local communities, volunteer groups or on-site staff can assist in assessing damage and risks, and in implementing security and stabilisation measures? 5 Which emergency responders, for example firefighters military or civil defence personnel, are able to assist in implementing first aid for the affected heritage? 6 What type of resources can the stakeholders of the affected heritage provide? 7 What is the level of cooperation between the key emergency actors and stakeholders?