Cori Wegener, founding President of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, has rejoined the Board of Directors. As President she helped to lead the successful lobbying effort for the 2009 U.S. Senate ratification of the 1954 Hague Conventional for the Protection of Culture Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. Currently she is the Director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer at the Smithsonian Institution.
Brian Daniels is Director of Research and Programs for the Penn Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. His research centers around conflict, cultural loss, and human rights violations; community-based approaches to cultural heritage preservation; and indigenous rights and recognition. He leads the Conflict Culture Research Network which is focused on the study of intentional cultural destruction.
The Blue Shield is mourning the loss of Mr. Babacar Ndiaye (1951-2023), a passionate advocate of cultural heritage protection who served as President of the Senegalese Blue Shield Committee since 2012. Mr. Ndiaye was a trained [...]
This past week has been an immensely difficult one for much of North Africa. On Friday, September 8th, the strongest earthquake of the past century struck the High Atlas region of Morocco, killing nearly 3,000 people, [...]
On September 13, 2023, The Art Newspaper reported that a new briefing prepared by Blue Shield International for the European Union Advisory Mission asserts that President Vladimir Putin has “premeditatively, systematically – and provably – targeted heritage sites [...]