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 Culture Under Threat:

The future of the 1954 Hague Convention

 

May 15-21, 2014 at The American University of Rome (AUR)

 

A joint meeting of The American University of Rome, Blue Shield, World Archaeological Congress, University of Vienna and Newcastle University 

 

 

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2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its 1st Protocol and also the 15th anniversary of its 2nd Protocol. Sadly, almost every part of the world has seen armed conflict since 1954 and cultural property has been damaged in all of these conflicts through collateral destruction, military insensitivities, and extensive looting.

This conference will review what actions are currently taken to mitigate the destruction of cultural property during conflict and address what might be done in the future to enhance

its protection and to restrict and counter the trade in illicit antiquities that feeds off conflict. The conference will conclude with a discussion of a draft of the World Archaeological Congress’ Accord on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict

 

The interior of Mosul museum showing the precautions museum staff had been able to make prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq by Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR CONFERENCE ABSTRACTS

 

Pre-Conference Program

Pre-conference meetings of the Association of the National Committee of the Blue Shield:

 

Thursday 15th May Auriana Auditorium 

2-6pm ANCBS Board meeting – closed session invitation only

6.45pm Meeting at Sta Maria in Trastevere to go for dinner together at a local restaurant

 

Friday 16th May Auriana Auditorium 

9-12 Meeting of the General Association of Blue Shield – closed session invitation only

12-2 Conference registration

2-5.30 ANCBS Assembly – open to everyone

5.30 Welcome drink

 

Pre-conference cultural & social events

 

Friday 16th May

8pm Dinner at the Vascello for those who have booked

 

Saturday 17th May

Visit to Montecassino for those who have booked
7.00am Departure

6pm Arrival back in Rome

 

Sunday 18th May

Free day to explore Rome

 

Conference Program

The program will include contributions on the current and future work of the Carabinieri, Blue Shield, ICCROM and an open session.

 

Monday 19th May

9-1pm Conference sessions

1-2pm Lunch

2-6pm Conference Sessions

7.30pm Reception at Santa Maria dell’Anima

 

Tuesday 20th May

9-1pm Conference sessions

1-2pm Lunch

2-5.30pm Conference Sessions

 

Wednesday 21st May

9-1pm WAC Inter Congress: New Accord on Protecting Cultural Heritage during Conflict

 

FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FINAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

Please click the link below to find more information on accommodation

ACCOMMODATION IN THE VICINITY OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF ROME

ADDITIONAL ACCOMODATION

 

To register, please fill in the form below:

    * Conference costs include lunch and light refreshments mid morning and mid afternoon. Note: once we receive your registration, we will contact you with instructions on payment.

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How to Pay

Payment will be accepted via wire transfer or credit card.

Wire Transfer

Account name: The American University of Rome

Bank: Banca Popolare di Sondrio

Branch: 21 Rome

Address: Via Famiano Nardini 25 – Rome, Italy

Account: 000003010X51

IBAN CODE: ( Int’l Bank Account Number) IT48 C056 9603 2210 0000 3010 X51 Swift /BIC: POSOIT22

Reason of Payment: May 15-21 conference

 

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