The devastating explosion that rocked the Lebanese capital on 4th August 2020 changed Beirut’s port and historic centre within seconds from a bustling hub of businesses, cafés, shopping malls and homes into a wasteland of tangled metal, shattered roofs and walls, blown out windows and twisted door frames.  With more than 200 people dead and [...]
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The UK Committee of the Blue shield are concerned that the UK government is unprepared to handle the challenges of maintaining distinct systems for the import of cultural goods into different parts of the UK and has significantly underestimated the risks this might pose to the increase of illicit trafficking through Northern Ireland, and have [...]
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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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Blue Shield International is delighted to formally register the Turkish Committee of the Blue Shield Committee. Congratulations! The committee was founded by Dr. Ömer Dabanli, Assistant Professor, Director of Kuram Research Center, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif University. Blue Shield International is delighted by the news. We wish them every success, and look forward to working [...]
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The Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield Ireland would like to welcome Susie Bioletti. Susie is joining the committee as a representative of the ICOM Ireland board, taking up the position after Hugh Maguire stepped down. Welcome Susie!! Susie is Keeper of Preservation & Conservation at Trinity College Library, a position she has held [...]
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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 Blue Shield International is delighted to formally register the Malian Committee of the Blue Shield Committee. Congratulations! In addition to the National Museum, representatives include, ICOMOS, ICOM, the archives directorate, the national [...]
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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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BS President supports Lebanon: first damage report available Blue Shield Lebanon volunteers working to help secure the museums and libraries in Beirut, after the catastrophic explosion on 4 August Karl Habsburg, President of the Blue Shield, is visiting Beirut to support the work of Blue Shield Lebanon and the Directorate General of Antiquities and other [...]
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Conservation training at the Gori Sergi Makalatia Historical and Ethnographic Museum. (© Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield, 2020) Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield (GNCBS) and its invited conservation consultant volunteered to train the staff of Gori Sergi Makalatia Historical and Ethnographic Museum. Training covered proper handling, wrapping and moving techniques for their collections. Renovation works [...]
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