Illicit traffic website

Logo ICOM Illicit trafficking in works of art and cultural property has become a serious business s 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

Damage assessment training Syria

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Press Release Heritage for Peace- Damage assessment training Syria
"Heritage for Peace, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Family Affairs of the Syrian Interim Government held a 'Damage Assessment for Cultural Heritage' training in Gaziantep, Turkey from 23 – 26 November. The training, which included heritage experts on the Ministry staff, was the final element of a support program for the Interim Government's Task Force on Antiquities and Museums funded by the Dutch Government".

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First aid to cultural heritage

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT- March 2015

ICCROM, UNESCO Netherlands National Committee and the Smithsonian Insitution are organising the international training course First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict.
The training will take place in the Netherlands. Information & Registration

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Blue Shield statement on Iraq

PROTECTION OF IRAQI CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES

nav shield Blue Shield is appalled by the great suffering and loss of life in the current fighting in Iraq and expresses great concern about the safety of Iraq's invaluable cultural and historical heritage. 
Blue Shield urges all armed combatants to observe the international laws that protect cultural heritage and to act responsibly, safeguarding the testimony of Iraq's unique history for the enrichment of future generations.

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