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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Blue Shield International is delighted to formally register the Turkish Committee of the Blue Shield Committee. Congratulations! The committee was founded by Dr. Ömer Dabanli, Assistant Professor, Director of Kuram Research Center, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University. Blue Shield International is delighted by the news. We wish them every success, and look forward to working [...]
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Blue Shield Australia - Kathryn Dan and Catherine Robinson are the Australian Society of Archivists’  (ASA) representatives on the Blue Shield Australia (BSA) committee. From July 2021, ASA will take over the Secretariat of BSA for two years, with Kathryn Dan becoming the BSA Chair. As a preparation for this handover, Katheryn and Catherine took part [...]
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The Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield Ireland would like to welcome Susie Bioletti. Susie is joining the committee as a representative of the ICOM Ireland board, taking up the position after Hugh Maguire stepped down. Welcome Susie!! Susie is Keeper of Preservation & Conservation at Trinity College Library, a position she has held [...]
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The Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield is pleased to share their February Newsletter. Cultural Heritage Awareness Webinars Please register at [email protected] The Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield in collaboration with the University of Nicosia and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens organize a series of Webinars in order to raise awareness for [...]
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A recent exhibition on CPP at the historic Slot Leovestein in the Netherlands tells the story of how the castle’s cellars became a refuge for documents, photos, maps and drawings from the Dutch National Archives and other collections during the German advance during WWII. The exhibition formed part of celebrations in Holland to mark 75 [...]
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Recent floods have put museum collections, heritage buildings and archives at risk - the training that Blue Shield France (BSF) does with emergency response services, authorities and volunteers to ensure the safe evacuation and protection of collections and archives is proving invaluable. But their focus is not simply on emergency response, it is also on [...]
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Founding of provisional Malian Blue Shield National Committee at the National Museum of Bamako, Mali, 16 January 2020 © Blue Shield Mali, 2020 Blue Shield International is delighted to formally register the Malian Committee of the Blue Shield Committee. Congratulations! In addition to the National Museum, representatives include, ICOMOS, ICOM, the archives directorate, the national [...]
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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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In recent weeks the German National Committee of the Blue Shield and the Heritage Management Unit of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property with a series of [...]
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