Building on the firm belief that cultural heritage is inseparable from people, the Blue Shield always puts the needs of people before the protection of cultural property. However, we also acknowledge the work of those who have willingly chosen to risk their lives to protect heritage (see examples in this news article about Syria in [...]
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The Blue Shield is: committed to the protection of the world’s cultural property, and is concerned with the protection of cultural and natural heritage, tangible and intangible, in the event of armed conflict, natural- or human-made disaster. (Article 2.1, Blue Shield Statutes 2016) The Blue Shield believes strongly that our work will be more effective [...]
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The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) was founded in 1996. This was followed in 2006 by the creation of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS). These organisations wrote a number of Charters and Declarations, illustrating the principles and history of the organisation. Each of these documents was written at […]

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