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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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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It is with the greatest pleasure that the Blue Shield officially recognises the Hellenic Committee of the Blue Shield and the Lebanese Committee of the Blue Shield. Blue Shield International offers its sincere congratulations to Greece, Lebanon, and the new Committees. Greece has ratified the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in [...]
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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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Conservation training at the Gori Sergi Makalatia Historical and Ethnographic Museum. (© Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield, 2020) Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield (GNCBS) and its invited conservation consultant volunteered to train the staff of Gori Sergi Makalatia Historical and Ethnographic Museum. Training covered proper handling, wrapping and moving techniques for their collections. Renovation works [...]
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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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