First Aid to Nepalese Cultural Heritage affected by recent earthquakes

ICOMOS-ICCROM-ICOM and Smithsonian Institution collaborate on First Aid to Nepalese Cultural Heritage affected by recent earthquakes.

fig. 7Following post-earthquake reconnaissance mission to Nepal, ICOMOS along with ICCROM, ICOM and the Smithsonian Institution and the Department of Archaeology, Government of Nepal in close cooperation with UNESCO Kathmandu office, recently organized an initiative for “First Aid to Nepalese Cultural Heritage for Recovery and Risk Reduction” from 8th to 24th June 2015. This was financially supported by ICCROM, the Smithsonian Institution and the Prince Claus Foundation, Netherlands.

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Blue Shield

 

International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS)

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- 1st International Conference of ICBS on Protecting the World’s Cultural Heritage in Times of Change: Emergency Preparedness and Response - 08-10 December 2011, National Museum of Korea, Seoul - Web site - Programme (December, 02 2011)

Blue Shield statement about the worrying situation in Libya. (June 21, 2011)

- Blue Shield statement on Syria. (May 20, 2011)

- Blue Shield statement about the worrying situation in Libya. (March 4, 2011)

- Blue Shield statement about the earthquake in Christchurch, New-Zealand. (March 3, 2011)

- Statement by the International Committé of the Blue Shield on threatened cultural property in Egypt (January 31, 2011) - [Version en français]

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The Blue Shield is the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. It is the protective emblem specified in the 1954 Hague Convention (Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict) for marking cultural sites to give them protection from attack in the event of armed conflict. The Blue Shield network consists of organizations dealing with museums, archives, audiovisual supports, libraries, as well as monuments and sites.

The International Committee of the Blue Shield, founded in 1996, comprises representatives of the five Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working in this field:

the International Council on Archives (www.ica.org),
the International Council of Museums (www.icom.museum),
the International Council on Monuments and Sites (www.icomos.org), and
the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (www.ifla.org)
the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (www.ccaaa.org)

National Blue Shield Committees have been founded in a number of countries. The Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS), founded in December 2008, is coordinating and strengthening international efforts to protect cultural property at risk of destruction in armed conflicts or natural disasters. The ANCBS has its headquarters in The Hague.

Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS) Office
Laan van Meerdervoort 70
2517 AN The Hague,
The Netherlands

E-mail:  contact@ancbs.org">contact[at]ancbs.org

 

Risk preparedness

bamiyanThe Heritage@Risk program was endorsed by ICOMOS members at the General Assembly in Mexico in 1999. The aim of these reports is to identify threatened heritage places, monuments and sites, present typical case studies and trends, and share suggestions for solving individual or global threats to our cultural heritage. Each year an invitation is made to all ICOMOS National Committees, International Scientific Committees and ICOMOS' world-wide professional network, to provide short reports outlining risks in their country or area of expertise including case studies.

 

 

 

 

 

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