International Community Helps Launch CyArk 500 Challenge

Worldwide publications take note of the urgent need for digital heritage preservation

by Elizabeth Lee
October 31, 2013
On October 21st at the Tower of London, CyArk formally launched the CyArk 500 Challenge. Joined by over 200 foreign ambassadors, government officials, cultural representatives, corporate executives and others from 35 countries, CyArk announced its plan for digitally preserving 500 sites over the next 5 years.

International press outlets took up the call, featuring the CyArk 500 in:

Bloomberg Business
USA Today
Fox Business

The attendees were treated to a special message by James Cameron, a celebration of selected sites from CyArk's archive of over 100 completed projects, and a demonstration of the technologies CyArk will use to complete the challenge.

Special James Cameron message:

CyArk encourages all interested individuals, governments, foundations, corporations and technical professionals to join the cause. Want to get involved?

Nominate a site
Become a CyArk partner
Contribute to the CyArk 500 Fund
Sam Muhwezi of the Ugandan Embassy accepts Kasubi Tombs Exemplar Project award
Lubna Selaibeekh of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain accepts Qal'at al-Bahrain Exemplar Project award
CyArk 500 Council Chair Gustavo Araoz discusses the process for project selection