War in Ukraine! Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage 

Heritage Friday 2022 at Moesgaard Museum on Friday 25th November  

This year, Blue Shield Denmark focuses on cultural heritage protection in Ukraine.

Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014 it has become clear that the strategical targeting of cultural heritage has been a tool for destroying communities and national identity and used for domination and destabilization. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 the scale of destruction has escalated and with horror the world has witnesses the deliberate destruction of more than 192 heritage sites including museums, libraries, religious sites and monuments. Heritage Friday 2022 will discuss the current situation in Ukraine in order to understand the use of cultural heritage in modern warfare and how the international community actively and practical can help with the protection and preservation of Ukrainian heritage.