Support the USCBS mission!
The Blue Shield is the internationally recognized symbol used to mark protected cultural property during war and armed conflict. USCBS is the only organization that unites members from all cultural property professions and disciplines, cultural heritage institutions, government agencies, emergency services, and the armed forces to address critical issues in cultural property protection for our nation.
We depend on our membership contributions to implement our programs – become a member today!
To protect movable and immovable tangible heritage, including museums, archives, libraries, monuments, and heritage sites, by providing awareness programs, advocating for implementation of the 1954 Hague Convention, and facilitating training for the armed forces, government agencies, heritage organizations, and the general public.
Benefits of Membership
USCBS Member Levels
Membership in the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield is open to anyone concerned about protecting cultural property during armed conflict. Through membership dues, USCBS receives critical support for programs offering cultural property training for the U.S. military, cultural emergency response teams, and educating the public about the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the event of Armed Conflict.
Includes museums, libraries, archives, professional organizations, or other organizations committed to protecting cultural property during armed conflict.
- Eligible to participate in USCBS emergency training programs and expertise networks
- USCBS electronic newsletter
- Invitations to programs and meetings
- Volunteer opportunities
If you are a current member and have a change of address or other update to your contact information, please email us with the information.
To current and past members, thank you for supporting USCBS and your commitment to the protection of our shared heritage in collections and sites throughout the world. To future members, we look forward to your joining us in our mission.