Invitation to the Greek conference

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 impact that antiquities had on Greek society before and during the 1821 Greek Revolution for the subsequent development of the legislation governing the protection of cultural heritage in Greece, and for legitimising the establishment of the modern Greek state itself in 1830.

Screen shot of Peter Stone

Professor Peter Stone gives the keynote speech at the Hellenic Blue Shield conference

The programme and details of the event are available here: Conference – Two centuries of protection of Greek cultural heritage Programme

The day was also organised in celebration of Blue Shield’s 25th anniversary with Blue Shield International President, Peter Stone, giving the keynote speech.

The event was live streamed (in Greek) on YouTube.

Peter Stone’s presentation (in English!) starts at 1.03.37 and ends at 1.23.50.