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 Australia - Kathryn Dan and Catherine Robinson are the Australian Society of Archivists’  (ASA) representatives on the Blue Shield Australia (BSA) committee. From July 2021, ASA will take over the Secretariat of BSA for two years, with Kathryn Dan becoming the BSA Chair. As a preparation for this handover, Katheryn and Catherine took part [...]
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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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