Amsterdam, 3 November 2014
About: Invitation to the symposium on endangered cultural heritage on November 14th
Title: Heritage under Attack (voertaal Engels)
Blue Shield Netherlands and ICOM Netherlands cordially invite you to the Heritage under Attack Symposium on November 14th, 2014 at the Van Braam Houckgeest Barracks in Doorn, from 11:30 to 17:30.
The symposium will focus on the protection of cultural heritage during times of war or disasters. In dangerous situations like these, the protection of humans is the first need and priority. However, the destruction or looting of cultural heritage as part of the human identity, is also a loss for human kind. “There is no culture without people and no society without culture.”(UNESCO)
The occasion of the symposium is the 60th anniversary of UNESCO’s 1954 The Hague Convention on the protection of cultural heritage in the event of an armed conflict. The Blue Shields attached on buildings, are a result of the Hague Convention.
Moderator Louk de la Rive Box guides us through the day. Louk de la Rive Box has a long-term interest in international cultural cooperation, which resulted in being a founding member of the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development and of its Cultural Emergency Response Program. Two international key note speakers will share there experiences: Samuel Sidibé, director of the Musée National du Mali and Kateryna Chuyeva, Secretary General of the recently established Blue Shield Ukraine. A series of pecha kuchas are given by Dutch experts addressing rescue missions, disaster preparation, illicit traffic of cultural heritage and the army’s role.
Registration and detailed program via: https://icomnederland.nl/heritageunderattack
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We hope to welcome you on November 14th, on behalf of the organizing team,
With kind regards,
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