About Blue Shield Australia
Blue Shield is an international organisation, working to protect the world’s cultural heritage threatened by armed conflict and natural disasters.
In June 2021, Blue Shield celebrated its 25th Anniversary. In 2021 Blue Shield Australia will continue to focus on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, promoting disaster planning and awareness amongst archives, libraries, museums, galleries, heritage places, historical societies, local history groups and other cultural heritage organisations during the month of October. BSA encourages our members and friends to acknowledge International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on the 13th of October as a useful time to get ready for the next Australian natural disaster season. For 2021 the focus is “Good governance and good planning includes everyone and leads to action on reducing disaster risk” with the social media hashtags of #ItsAllAboutGovernance #DRRday https://iddrr.undrr.org/
BSA also encourages Australian GLAM institutions and Heritage Places and Historical Societies to review their disaster preparedness plans and resources.