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International Meeting of Experts on the Safeguarding of Mali’s Cultural Heritage, UNESCO Headquarters, 18 February 2013

Following the Director-General of UNESCO’s decision to assist the Government of Mali in restoring and rebuilding its cultural heritage, UNESCO has established a working group of experts from all its partners, including IFLA, with the purpose of preparing an action plan for the restoration and reconstruction of the country’s… Read More

  • News
  • 28 February 2013
  • By: anonymous

Care, Handling and Storage of Photographs

International Preservation Issues (IPI) 5 Photographic materials have complex physical and chemical structures that present special preservation challenges to the librarian and archivist. Since the birth of photography in the late 1830s, many different photographic processes and materials have been utilized, each subject to deterioration through time and with… Read More

  • Publications
  • 14 October 2012
  • By: Mark Roosa

Blue Shield Statement on Mali

Following the alarming situation in Mali, the Blue Shield expresses its deep concern regarding the safeguarding of the country’s invaluable cultural and historical heritage and deplores the suffering and loss of life this conflict has entailed. Read More

  • News
  • 06 June 2012
  • By: anonymous

Protection of cultural heritage: Principles of Engagement will guide IFLA in emergency situations

The IFLA Governing Board has endorsed Principles of Engagement in library-related activities in times of crisis, conflict or disaster. The principles aim to encourage safeguarding and respect for cultural property especially by raising awareness and promoting disaster risk management and to strengthen cooperation and participation in cultural heritage activities. Read More

  • News
  • 23 May 2012
  • By: anonymous