(Sicher nicht nur) aufgrund meiner Intervention bei IFLA wird es ein Statement des Blue Shield Netzwerkes zum weltweiten Schutz des kulturellen Erbes zum Einsturz des Kölner Stadtarchivs geben. Dank an Sjoerd Koopman und Claudia Lux!
ICBS Statement in support of the Cologne Archives
March 5, 2009
On the afternoon of Tuesday 3 March, the building of the Historic Archive of the city of Cologne in Germany collapsed along with two neighboring buildings. According to news reports, rescue workers are searching for people believed to be missing after the collapse. The building dated from the 1970s and contained some 65,000 original charters as well as valuable collections of maps, images, posters and files.
The International Committee of the Blue Shield conveys its sympathy and support for all those at the Historic Archive of the city of Cologne following this tragic incident.
A selection of News reports on the incident is included below:
On behalf of the Blue Shield Organization,
International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS)
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