ICBS statement in support of the Cologne Archive
5th March 2009
On the afternoon of Tuesday 3 March, the building of the Historic Archive of the city of Cologne in Germany collapsed along with two neighbouring buildings. Two residents of these neighbouring buildings were killed.
The building dated from the 1970s and contained some 65,000 original charters as well as valuable collections of maps, images, posters and files.
Read the ICBS statement on Cologne 05-03-2009 (pdf) EN
Lire la déclaration de l’ICBS en français: ICBS Statement on Cologne 17-03-2009 (pdf) FR
Read about the first Blue Shield Cologne relief mission