IFLA is a founding member of the Blue Shield, the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross. The Blue Shield based its statues on the 1954 Hague Convention (Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict) and was created in part to identify and protect cultural sites in the event of armed conflict. 

The Blue Shield takes a cross-sectoral approach to its work and includes libraries, museums, monuments and sites, audiovisual archives, and archives. IFLA works through the Blue Shield to respond to conflicts and disasters where cultural heritage is at risk, is being destroyed or has been destroyed.

Get involved! Learn how with IFLA’s Get into Blue Shield Guide

For more on how IFLA’s cooperates with museums, archives, monuments and sites, see IFLA and LAMMS

Learn more about the Blue Shield on their website