Protecting Greek Cultural Heritage: From the 1821 Revolution to modern Greece On the 19th April 2021, the Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield, in collaboration with ICOMOS Hellenic National Committee and ICOM Hellenic National Committee, held an online conference to celebrate 200 years since the Greek War of Independence. The conference aimed to highlight the [...]
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On 16 April 2021, a diverse group of experts, including practicing attorneys, law professors and scholars, archaeologists, and other professionals with extensive expertise and experience in cultural heritage law, ICL and IHL submitted comments to the ICC Office of the Prosecutor’s Draft Policy on Cultural Heritage. In summary, the Comments emphasized the importance of the [...]
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Blue Shield International is delighted to welcome Dr Michael Delacruz to join the Secretariat. Michael is a visual arts researcher and classical archaeologist currently exploring the potential of classical narratives, reinterpreted in visual or multimedia terms, to address the social and individual costs of armed conflict and hegemonic expansionism. From 2016 and 2018, he curated [...]
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BSI: Looking back over 2020 and forward to this year’s 25th anniversary For Blue Shield International (BSI), 2020 was a hugely challenging year, as indeed it was for the whole world. But, despite having to work largely online rather than face to face, most of Blue Shield’s projects went ahead, and much was achieved. Photo: [...]
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Today we share the very sad news that Nancy Wilkie died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Nancy was one of the founders of the USA's national committee of the Blue Shield and served as Secretary from 2006-2013 and as President from 2013-2020. Nancy was an elected member of the Interim Board of Blue [...]
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Blue Shield International was honoured recently to receive a gift and letter of thanks from the Commander of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) for our support to LAF for the protection of damaged historic buildings following the Beirut explosion last August. In conjunction with the Lebanese Blue Shield National Committee and supported by the Austrian [...]
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Celebrating the former BSI President’s 60th birthday in line with COVID-19 rules! Despite not being able to meet in person for Karl von Hapsburg’s 60th birthday party, this did not stop the many guests celebrating with him over Zoom.  Peter Stone, who took over from Karl as BSI President last August, after more than ten [...]
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Blue Shield International (BSI) was invited to support NATO Exercise Loyal Leda 2020 (LOLE20), a Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation scheduled exercise to train and evaluate the Combat Readiness certification of HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) as a warfighting Corps Headquarters. BSI took part in its capacity as a cultural property protection (CPP) expert [...]
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BSI President joins international panel discussion during International Conference in Berlin on Cultural Heritage and Multilateralism: Regional and International Strategies for the Protection of Cultural Heritage On 16th November 2020, Professor Peter Stone, President of Blue Shield International (BSI) and UNESCO Chair for Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University (UK), joined two other [...]
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UNIFIL working with Blue Shield to secure the registered historic Ministry of Foreign Affairs building, Beirut, after the catastrophic explosion on 4 August. Following the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on 4th August 2020 Blue Shield Lebanon and partners have been working round the clock to compile a preliminary assessment of the damage, completing a [...]
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