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Subject: Hague Convention

Hague Convention

From: James Druzik <jdruzik>
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 1999
I would like to second the suggestion offered by Charles Rhyne. For
anyone interested in the Hague Convention for the Protection of
Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, Miguel Angel
Corzo's paper in Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology III (vol.
267, Materials Research Society, 1992) is excellent reading

I was one of four editors for that book and took personal
responsibility for creating a session dedicated to "Cultural
Heritage in Conflict". Other significant papers covered the
protection of the national treasures at the British Museum and the
National Gallery during WWII; the Gulf War and its aftermath;
monuments in war during the conflict between Croatia and Serbia; and
lessons learned from natural disaster planning. There is also a
dedication in that volume to George L. Stout who played a pivotal
role in he creation of the Monuments, Fine Arts and Archives Service
(MF&A) in the American and British forces during WWII.

I'm encouraged and comforted to observe that within the last year or
two more individuals have tried to focus attention on these subjects
at a national level in the conservation profession. It is still
unclear whether or not American conservation professionals place
these topics on any level of priority, however. Still, in the words
of Martha Stewart, this attention "is a good thing".

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