Participants at the OSCE training in Greece 2021 ©OSCE/MPSOTC The easing of travel restrictions has finally made it possible to participate in person in training courses, seminars and other CPP events again. This welcome move meant that Professor Peter Stone, President of Blue Shield International and UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection and Peace at [...]
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Blue Shield Georgia has been extremely busy recently, conducting training in First Aid to Cultural Heritage in crisis situations  (see link for pictures) with staff from 11 museums in the Shida Kartli region, hosted by the Historical-Ethnographic Museum in Gori. The training was planned by the Georgian National Committee of the Blue Shield within the [...]
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Beirut Explosion, One Year On Blue Shield supporting partners in Lebanon The training team and participants for UNIFIL CPP training, July 2021. © UNIFIL Immediately following the horrendous explosion at the port in Beirut on 4 August last year, the Blue Shield supported the Lebanese NGO Biladi to raise funds to help identify immediate security [...]
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The Polish National Committee of the Blue Shield, despite the limitations related to the coronavirus epidemic, actively works for the protection of the cultural heritage in danger and to disseminate the idea of the Blue Shield. Intersectoral challenges: specialist for the protection of cultural heritage in the event of a crisis and war – developing [...]
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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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Blue Shield International (BSI) was invited to support NATO Exercise Loyal Leda 2020 (LOLE20), a Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation scheduled exercise to train and evaluate the Combat Readiness certification of HQ Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) as a warfighting Corps Headquarters. BSI took part in its capacity as a cultural property protection (CPP) expert [...]
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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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NATO And Blue Shield Sign Letter of Intent for Cultural Property Protection Recognising their vital relationship, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), of NATO, and the Blue Shield, have established and signed a Letter of Intent to foster further cooperation in Cultural Property Protection (CPP). Both parties will encourage cooperation activities to promote cooperation through: [...]
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Participants at the UNESCO Capacity-building training on the effective implementation of the 1970 Convention and the 1954 Hague Convention, Ramallah ©UNESCO Ramallah Office 2019 BSI attended the first national capacity-building training on the effective implementation of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of [...]
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