UK Committee of the Blue Shield

Defending the world’s cultural heritage from armed conflict and natural disasters

The Blue Shield coordinates action to protect cultural and natural heritage from wars and natural disasters, and in so doing, develops local skills in disaster relief and recovery.

Blue Shield International consists of the International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS) and the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS). The interim Chair of ICBS, Hanna Pennock, chairs from the International Council of Museums (ICOM) in the UK.

The UK Committee of the Blue Shield is the UK’s country-level arm of this global network and is Chaired by Professor Peter Stone, OBE.