Torrential rains, flash floods, tornados and forest fires across Western Europe in mid-July left a trail of devastation over parts of Holland, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic and Turkey - and chaos in their wake. Hundreds of lives were sadly lost, thousands of people had to leave their homes, public buildings and services were damaged, and [...]
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Blue Shield Georgia has been extremely busy recently, conducting training in First Aid to Cultural Heritage in crisis situations  (see link for pictures) with staff from 11 museums in the Shida Kartli region, hosted by the Historical-Ethnographic Museum in Gori. The training was planned by the Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield within the [...]
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The UK Committee of the Blue shield are concerned that the UK government is unprepared to handle the challenges of maintaining distinct systems for the import of cultural goods into different parts of the UK and has significantly underestimated the risks this might pose to the increase of illicit trafficking through Northern Ireland, and have [...]
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Blue Shield Germany is doing a series of short video interviews to mark Blue Shield’s 25th anniversary.  So far three interviews have been posted on their YouTube Channel Professor, Dr. Markus Hilgert, Founding President of Blue Shield Germany Nepalese BS volunteer Azad Thapa Canadian BS Volunteer Tania Contrucci Visit the website of Blue Shield Germany [...]
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On June 24-25, Giorgi Chubinashvili National Research Center for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation hosted a virtual international conference "Protection of Cultural Heritage on the Occupied Territories: Georgia and International Experience". The two-day conference presented international examples of cultural heritage protection in the occupied territories from Georgia and Ukraine. The conference was opened by [...]
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The Polish National Committee of the Blue Shield, despite the limitations related to the coronavirus epidemic, actively works for the protection of the cultural heritage in danger and to disseminate the idea of the Blue Shield. Intersectoral challenges: specialist for the protection of cultural heritage in the event of a crisis and war – developing [...]
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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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