NATO And Blue Shield Sign Letter of Intent for Cultural Property Protection Recognising their vital relationship, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), of NATO, and the Blue Shield, have established and signed a Letter of Intent to foster further cooperation in Cultural Property Protection (CPP). Both parties will encourage cooperation activities to promote cooperation through: [...]
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The Dampier Archipelego. (© Robert G.Bednarik, via Blue Shield Australia) According to a statement issued by the Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation, on the 24th of May, as part of its mining operations, Rio Tinto blew up two ancient deep-time rock shelters in the burrip Peninsular, Australia, with evidence of human occupation dating back to 46,000 years ago. [...]
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On this day, the birthday of the 1954 Hague Convention for the protection of cultural property, Blue Shield International pays its utmost respect to Professor Jiří Toman, who died at the age of 81 at the end of April in Geneva. Professor Toman was a renowned expert in cultural heritage protection, writing some of the [...]
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ALIPH Press release COVID-19: ALIPH to allocate emergency funding to protect cultural heritage Tuesday 28 April 2020 – The ALIPH Foundation announced on Tuesday it would allocate emergency funding for cultural heritage and surrounding communities in conflict and post-conflict areas to help weather the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around the world, COVID-19 has forced [...]
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It is with great regret that the Blue  Shield International Board announces that they have taken the decision to postpone the Blue Shield 2020 General Assembly. The decision was taken following extensive consultation with the Czech Republic National Committee, who are the organising committee. Following the discussions, the BSI Board agreed that the General Assembly and [...]
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Workshop on the Empowerment of Civil Society for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, Barcelona, March 2020. © Blue Shield International BSI attended the Workshop on the Empowerment of Civil Society for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, in Barcelona. The workshop was a collaboration between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the NGO Heritage for Peace, [...]
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Professor Peter Stone, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University and Vice-President BSI of speaks at the opening of the Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries exhibition. © Blue Shield International March 2020 A British Museum touring exhibition, Ancient Iraq: New Discoveries, came to Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock. This marks the [...]
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Signing of the MoU, 13 February 2020, Geneva. © ICRC 2020 From left to right: Benjamin Charlier (ICRC), Peter Stone (Vice-President of Blue Shield / Newcastle University), Karl von Habsburg (President of Blue Shield), Helen Durham (ICRC), Yves Daccord (Director General of ICRC), Jennifer Price Jones (Blue Shield) Blue Shield signs agreement with International Committee [...]
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US President Donald Trump's recent threat tweets to target 52 important sites - including cultural sites - in Iran is reckless, crime against humanity, and at the same time outrageous. Iran is one of the most important centers of human civilization. Any threatening Iran's cultural heritage with 22 cultural properties listed on the World Heritage [...]
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