On September 11th, Blue Shield Germany organised an event entitled ‘The Civil Defense Concept - An Opportunity for the Protection of Cultural Property’. The event saw three speakers shed light on the requirement for the protection of cultural property in accordance with the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event [...]
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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 Germany is doing a series of short video interviews to mark Blue Shield’s 25th anniversary.  So far three interviews have been posted on their YouTube Channel Professor, Dr. Markus Hilgert, Founding President of Blue Shield Germany Nepalese BS volunteer Azad Thapa Canadian BS Volunteer Tania Contrucci Visit the website of Blue Shield Germany [...]
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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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BSI President joins international panel discussion during International Conference in Berlin on Cultural Heritage and Multilateralism: Regional and International Strategies for the Protection of Cultural Heritage On 16th November 2020, Professor Peter Stone, President of Blue Shield International (BSI) and UNESCO Chair for Cultural Property Protection and Peace at Newcastle University (UK), joined two other [...]
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Second Blue Shield Rescue Mission to Cologne, August 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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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