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The following articles about Blue Shield and its history have kindly been shared open access.

  • Aglassa, T. (c.2002) Blue Shield in Benin, in ICOM Cultural Heritage Disaster Preparedness and Response, pp. 103-113. 
  • Bogoeski, K. (2016) Twenty Years Blue Shield (1996 - 2016).
  • Carcione, M. (2009) The Regime of International Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict: the role of the ICBS and cultural NGOs against UNESCO. Partially published in War Free World Heritage Listed Cities - Project News no.7 July 2013, pp. 1-2.  
  • Koch, C. (2003) A Blue Shield for the Protection of our Endangered Cultural Heritage. Proceedings of the 68th IFLA General Conference 2002, Open Session co-organised by PAC Core Activity and the Section on National Libraries. International Preservation Issues Number Four.
    Translated from the original French by C. Koch.
  • P. Gerstenblith, P., and Wilkie, N. C. (2017) The U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield and the Blue Shield Movement, NATO Legal Gazette 38, 70-79. Available for download.
  • Pinna, G. and Carcione, M. (2003) The Italian Blue Shield Committee, in  ICOM Cultural Heritage Disaster Preparedness and Response, pp. 159-167. Available for download.
  • Shimmon, R. (2004) The International Committee of the Blue Shield 1998-2004: an Overview, ALEXANDRIA 16(3), 133-141
  • Stone, P. G. (2017) Protecting cultural property in the event of armed conflict: the work of the Blue Shield, Adelaide Law School Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics RUMLAE Research Paper No. 17-02
  • Stone, P.G. (2013) A four-tier approach to the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict, Antiquity 87, 166–177
  • Stone, P. G. (2019) The Seven Risks to Cultural Property in Armed Conflict. British Army Review (BAR Special Report Culture in Conflict), 102-113
  • Varlamoff, M-T. (2002) The Blue Shield Initiative. Joining Efforts to Preserve our Cultural Heritage in Danger, LIBER QUARTERLY 12, 275-282

The following articles are not open access. If you would like a copy, please contact Blue Shield International, or download them from an academic library.

  • Mackenzie, G. P. (2000) Working for the Protection of the World’s Cultural Heritage: The International Committee of the Blue Shield, Journal of the Society of Archivists, 21:1, 5-10, DOI: 10.1080/00379810050006876
  • Stone, P.G. (2016) The Challenge of Protecting Heritage in Times of Armed Conflict, Museum International No. 265-268, 40-54.
    (However, see the republished 2019 version above in British Army Review)