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
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
6pm Arrival back in Rome
Sunday 18th May
Free day to explore Rome
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
2-6pm Conference Sessions
7.30pm Reception at Santa Maria dell’Anima
Tuesday 20th May
9-1pm Conference sessions
2-5.30pm Conference Sessions
Wednesday 21st May
9-1pm WAC Inter Congress: New Accord on Protecting Cultural Heritage during Conflict
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Bank: Banca Popolare di Sondrio
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