War in Ukraine! Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Friday the 25th of November from 11:30 – 16:00 at Moesgaard Museum

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.

Heritage Friday 2022

will be held on Friday the 25th of November at Moesgaard Museum, Auditoriet, Moesgård Allé 15, DK 8270 Højbjerg. The event will take place from 12:00-16:00.

Program – Heritage Friday 2022

Registration 11:30 – 12:00 (Coffee & tea)

Søren la Cour Jensen, Chair of Blue Shield Denmark
Mads Kähler Holst, Director of Moesgaard Museum
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen, Chair of the Danish UNESCO National Commission

Current Protection of Cultural Heritage in Ukraine
Mykhailo Vydoinyk, Ambassador of Ukraine to Denmark Fedir Androschuk, Director of The National Museum of History Ukraine

Discussion and Q&A


The heritage process of wars: from Kosovo to Ukraine
Mattias Legnér, Uppsala University

Russian heritage policy and hybrid warfare
Frederik Rosén, Managing director of Nordic Center for Cultural Heritage and Armed Conflict, University of Copenhagen

Discussion and Q&A


International help: Registration of cultural heritage at risk – the Backup Ukraine App
Søren la Cour Jensen, Chair of Blue Shield Denmark

Cultural Resilience
Nataliia Popovych, Co-Founder and chairperson at the Ukraine House in Denmark

Discussion and Q&A


Moesgaard Museum