The Dampier Archipelego. (© Robert G.Bednarik, via Blue Shield Australia) According to a statement issued by the Yinhawangka Aboriginal Corporation, on the 24th of May, as part of its mining operations, Rio Tinto blew up two ancient deep-time rock shelters in the burrip Peninsular, Australia, with evidence of human occupation dating back to 46,000 years ago. [...]
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The Irish National Committee of Blue Shield are delighted to welcome two new members to the Irish national committee, Jessica Baldwin and Hugh Maguire. Both Jessica and Hugh are representing International Council of Museums (ICOM). Jessica Baldwin trained as a paper conservator and established the Conservation Department in the Chester Beatty in 2003, which has [...]
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Towards a Monument’s Men Unit? The Irish Defence forces welcome the first training to protect Archaeology and Cultural Property. Patrizia La Piscopia In the last few years, as an organisation the Blue Shield has worked tirelessly, both at national and international level, to promote the principles of the 1954 Hague Convention. One might say that [...]
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Respect and Protect Conference, Society of Antiquaries, November 2019. © Society of Antiquaries Respect and Protect: Fulfilling The Obligation To Safeguard Cultural Property In The Military Context Talks are now available online from this one day Society of Antiquaries / Historic England conference, organised with support from the UK Blue Shield Committee and Newcastle University Watch [...]
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Founding of provisional Malian Blue Shield National Committee at the National Museum of Bamako, Mali, 16 January 2020 © Blue Shield Mali, 2020 On 16 January, 2020, at 3:20 p.m. at the National Museum of Mali in Bamako, representatives met to establish a provisional Blue Shield Committee. Congratulations! In addition to the National Museum, representatives [...]
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Speaker at the BS Poland conference on the protection of cultural heritage in armed conflicts © BS Poland 2019 As part of the popularization and promotion of the 1954 Hague Convention, the Polish Committee of the Blue Shield co-organized with the Polish Advisory Committee, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Ministry of National [...]
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IDRIM 2019 Side event on Cultural Heritage Risk Management, organised by Blue Shield France Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, October 18th 2019 Report by by Blue Shield France Last October, IDRIM2019 - a major international conference supported by UNESCO - was held in Nice by the IDRIM Society (International Society for Integrated Risk Management) and [...]
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Attendees at the Irish Defence Force Cultural Property Protection training visiting the Military Archive. © Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield, 2019 Blue Shield Ireland and Blue Shield International co-organised and delivered a three day training course in Dublin on cultural property protection for Peacekeepers to the Irish Defence Forces with a member of [...]
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