Here is the link for the official statement: http://www.ifla.org/node/8419

For those of you unaware of this group, “The Blue Shield is the protective emblem of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, which is, with its two Protocols, the basic international treaty formulating rules to protect cultural heritage during armed conflicts. The Blue Shield network consists of international non-governmental organisations dealing with museums, archives, libraries, and monuments and sites.”

This important work is done throughout the world and now, unfortunately, is needed to deal with the current crisis in Ukraine, ancestral home to many who read this blog.

 

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