Forthcoming events

This page collates information on all forthcoming conferences, workshops, talks, and training courses on cultural heritage in conflict and during natural disasters.

Please note, unless specified, these events are not organised or hosted by Blue Shield.

If you would like us to advertise your conference, please contact us.

If you are particularly interested in looting and illicit property, we recommend following Anonymous Swiss Collector, who has a mailing list of events and opportunities.


15 October-26 February 2016 (Toronto, Canada)
Exhibition: Syria: a living history. Agha Khan Museum, website here

8 February onwards (online)
Online exhibition: The Legacy of Ancient Palmyra.

10 March 2017 (Washington DC, America)
Conference: The Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation Annual Conference, Washington DC. Details here.

19-21 April 2017 (Newcastle, England)
Conference: CIfA Archaeology: a global profession. Details here.

27-28 April (Colorado, USA)
Colloquium: Cultural Property and the Ethics of War. Details here.

May 26 through August 15, 2017 (Amelia, Italy)
Training: Postgraduate Certificate Program in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection. Applications open from 31 January – 15 March. Details here.

June 2017 – V&A: Culture in Crisis (III) (Kigali, Rwanda)
Conference: Details not yet available. Press release here.

10-11 June 2017 (Mainz)
Conference: Cultural Heritage Protection – Awareness of our common heritage. Details here.

12-23 June 2017 (Geneva, Switzerland)
Summer School: International Cultural Heritage Law. Details here.

15-16 June 2017 (Leiden, Netherlands)
Conference and AGM: Heritage under Threat: Centre for Digital Heritage Annual Meeting. Details here.

18-23 June 2017 (Stellenbosch, S. Africa)
Conference: 12th International Conference on Military Geosciences. Details here.

23-25 June 2017 (Amelia, Italy)
Conference: Interdisciplinary Art Crime Conference (ARCA). Details here.

27-29 June 2017 (Shrivenham, England)
Conference: 10th International Spatial Socio-Cultural Knowledge Workshop. Details here.

30 August – 2 September 2017 (Maastricht, The Netherlands)
Conference: EAA Session: Art Crime and Stolen Heritage: Towards an Archaeological Consensus. Details here. CALL FOR PAPERS: 15 MARCH

4-8 September 2017 (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Conference: 18th ICOM-CC. Website here.

3-5 November 2017 (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Conference: CHAT 2017: Heritage, Art, Memory, and Agency. Details here.
The call for papers is open until 31st March 2017.

19-25 November 2017 (Delhi, India) – Provisional dates.
ICOMOS General Assembly