Cyark digitally preserves cultural heritage sites through collecting, archiving and providing open access to data created by laser scanning and HDR photography. Spurred by the Taliban’s destruction of the 1600-year-old Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, CyArk was founded in 2003 to ensure heritage sites are available to future generations, while making them uniquely accessible today. CyArk operates internationally as a 501(c)3 non profit organization with the mission of using new technologies to create a free, 3D online library of the world’s cultural heritage sites before they are lost to natural disasters, destroyed by human aggression or ravaged by the passage of time.

Ben Kacyra, Founding Director
(510) 832-5440


2201 Broadway #602, Oakland, CA

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