Bhutan’s monarchy was born at Wangduechhoeling Palace which stands today as a landmark of Bhutanese cultural practice and history. However, the building, currently undergoing restoration work to be converted into a museum and cultural center, remains susceptible to natural and man-made disasters from fire due to its wooden architecture.

This week, we’re able to confirm that the Wangduechhoeling Palace has been approved as part of the “Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Heritage Under Threat” joint initiative with the Prince Claus Fund and Gerda Henkel Stiftung to develop a preparedness plan against potential fire emergencies.

We encourage you to read more about this initiative to #ProtectThePalace here.