Welcome to the new Board! Following our General Assembly on Friday 28th August, Blue Shield is delighted to welcome its new Board members. Professor Peter Stone, former Vice-President, was elected to the position of President. From the National Committees, Kidong Bae, from the Republic of Korea Blue Shield Committee was re-elected Hamady Gaye, from the [...]
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BS President supports Lebanon: first damage report available Blue Shield Lebanon volunteers working to help secure the museums and libraries in Beirut, after the catastrophic explosion on 4 August Karl Habsburg, President of the Blue Shield, is visiting Beirut to support the work of Blue Shield Lebanon and the Directorate General of Antiquities and other [...]
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Statement of Solidarity بيان تضامن مع لبنان ودعم لاستعادة التراث الثقافي المتضرر في بيروت Working closely with the international community to provide advice and guidance on protecting the damaged cultural heritage of Beirut, we support the Statement of Solidarity with Lebanon. Our hearts and minds are with the people of Beirut. We wish to express [...]
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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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