S11E01: Conservation and Conflict

With the help of special guest host Lisa Mol we talk about the impact of war and conflict on heritage: from stone research and training initiatives and all the way to saving Ukrainian digital heritage en-masse. We’re also joined by Emma Cunliffe from Blue Shield, Sarah Stannage from IIC, and Richard Mulholland from Northumbria University as we discuss what’s being done already and try to figure out how we can all help.

00:01:31 Explosives meet geology
00:05:50 Training over intervention
00:10:58 Priorities in war and its aftermath
00:16:13 Interview with Emma Cunliffe at Blue Shield
00:27:13 When is damage itself heritage?
00:32:08 Saving Ukraine’s digital heritage
00:37:58 Looting
00:43:44 Interview with Sarah Stannage from IIC
00:50:13 Other funding, support and resources re: Ukraine
00:51:21 Addendum time!
00:53:05 Comfort-a-Conservator
00:55:59 Interview with Richard Mulholland
01:07:45 Go forth and do good

Show Notes:
– Heritage in the Crossfire: https://www.heritageinthecrossfire.com/
– Get in touch with Dr Lisa Mol: https://people.uwe.ac.uk/Person/LisaMol
– S01E10 Salvage: https://thecword.show/2017/07/05/s01e10-salvage/
– Blue Shield International: https://theblueshield.org/
– Blue Shield UK: http://ukblueshield.org.uk/
– Emma’s blog entry about her new book: https://boydellandbrewer.com/blog/heraldry-and-genealogy/safeguarding-cultural-property-in-the-1954-hague-convention-all-possible-steps/
– ‘Safeguarding Cultural Property and the 1954 Hague Convention’ by Emma Cunliffe and Paul Fox: https://boydellandbrewer.com/9781783276660/safeguarding-cultural-property-and-the-1954-hague-convention/
– Examples of churches in Europe left in ruin after WW2: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Ruins_of_churches_destroyed_during_World_War_II
– Frederik Rosén’s publication list (as mentioned by Lisa): https://www.heritageconflict.org/frederik
– Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Online (SUCHO): https://www.sucho.org/
– Iraq Museum Looting 15 Years On: https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2018/04/10/iraq-museum-looting–15-years-on.html
– IIC Opportunities Fund: https://www.iiconservation.org/about/awards/opportunities
– IIC official Ukraine update page: https://www.iiconservation.org/content/how-ukraine-moving-protect-its-cultural-heritage-updated-22-march-2022
– Nordiska Museet fund for Ukrainian museums: https://www.nordiskamuseet.se/artiklar/ekonomisk-insamling-att-radda-ukrainas-kulturarv
– Call for supplies for Ukrainian heritage protection: https://www.icon.org.uk/resource/supplies-needed-to-protect-ukraine-s-cultural-heritage.html
– Icon’s Support for Ukraine page: https://www.icon.org.uk/resource/support-for-ukraine-conserving-cultural-heritage.html
– Icon’s Ukraine event on March 24th 2022: https://www.icon.org.uk/events/ukraine-supporting-cultural-heritage-and-conservation-colleagues.html
– About Richard’s work: https://research.northumbria.ac.uk/VisualMaterialCultures/?page_id=534
– Richard’s paper in Studies in Conservation: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/epub/10.1080/00393630.2022.2025706?needAccess=true

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Lisa Mol.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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A Wooden Dice production, 2022.

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