Escudo Azul Argentina
Blue Shield Argentina is proud to present the book "Blue Shields in Argentina".This publication contains all the work Argentina is doing to protect its cultural property in case of armed conflict.
Next to this book it also draws attention to the blue shield television series Motivados por la Historia.
Watch part 1 here
Photo Lucina Micha - Ministerios de Defensa, de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto, de Educación y Deportes y de Cultura.
Blue Shield Austria calls for a stop on the High-rise Project on Heumarkt in Vienna
The Ringstrasse ensemble, an unparalleled example of the interplay of outdoor spaces and magnificent buildings, is at risk of being opened up to speculative development.
A project for a luxury apartment building has been proposed in the heart of the World Heritage Site, located directly on Vienna’s Heumarkt between the Konzerthaus and the Stadtpark.
Support Blue Shield Belgium in their effort to fight illicit trafficking of arts and sign the petition against abolishing the ‘Art & Antiques’ section of the Federal Judicial Police.
Please read and sign their petition here
© AP Photo/Caleb Jones 2015
The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for valuable collections.
Search their website for preservation and conservation information, links to resources, as well as access to recorded webinars and online discussions.
All content in the online community is provided for FREE.
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The National Archives of Finland, an agency operating under the Ministry of Education and Culture, has during this autumn taken digital copies of documents that have become endangered due to the Syrian Civil War into safekeeping. While hoping that the original documents will survive the destruction of the war, Finland has for its part wanted to ensure that the information contents will be preserved for future generations by serving as a haven for the documents.
Finland is one of the first countries in the world to serve as a haven for endangered documents.
Read more here
The Hague- International Criminial Court
ICC Trial Chamber VIII declares Mr Al Mahdi guilty of the war crime of attacking historic and religious buildings in Timbuktu and sentences him to nine years’ imprisonment
Destruction of cultural heritage has in recent years become an integral part of many armed conflicts but has often remained unpunished.
Director-General Irina Bokova UNESCO speaks of a "milestone in the recognition of heritage."
Read the ICC- file
The International Council of Museums (ICOM) has published a “red list” of Libyan antiquities at risk during the current civil war.
The purpose of the Emergency Red List of Libyan Cultural Objects at Risk is to alert customs officials, police forces and the art trade to potentially looted antiquities.
The publication illustrates the type of antiquities that are now vulnerable, although it is not a list of specific objects that have been looted.
Among the examples are pre-historic rock art, stones inscribed with Greek, Punic, Latin and Arabic writing, sculptures, “veiled” female funerary busts, wall paintings and mosaics, sarcophagi, jewellery and coins.
Download Emergency Red List of Libyan Cultural Objects at Risk
Illicit trafficking in works of art and cultural property has become a serious business over the past decades.
The International Council on Museums (ICOM) helps to bring this serious issue to light through the ICOM International Observatory on Illicit Traffic in Cultural Goods.
Learn about good practices, awareness-raising, due diligence and much more here