U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield

USCBS is dedicated to the  prevention of  destruction and theft of cultural heritage worldwide.

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U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield is a 501(c)(3) corporation.

USCBS Mission



USCBS addresses the challenge of protecting cultural property during armed conflict

  • Raising public awareness about the importance of cultural property as the shared heritage of all humankind.
  • Promoting U.S. legal protections for and commitments to cultural property, consistent with the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its Protocols.
  • Coordinating with the U.S. military, U.S. government, and cultural heritage organizations to protect cultural property worldwide during armed conflict.
  • Providing advice and assistance to cultural organizations in emergency planning for situations involving armed conflict.
  • Preparing and maintaining a database of volunteers to advise and assist in the protection of cultural property worldwide damaged or threatened by armed conflict.