24th/25th to 27th of April 2012 - ANCBS GA 2012

Vienna and Wachau, Austria

As part of the General Assembly of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS) the Kompetenzzentrum für Kulturelles Erbe und Kulturgüterschutz is co-organizing an excursion to the Wachau, a stretch of the Danube river valley from Melk to Krems that for more than 2000 years forms a cultural landscape, which was listed as world heritage in the year 2000.

We will take the opportunity to visit the Benedictine monastery Stift Göttweig, a unique cultural treasury. Because of its cardinal cultural value as well as its position at a place of high strategic importance we will dive deep into one of Blue Shield’s original tasks, namely military cultural property protection. We will receive an introduction into this
difficult field of civil-military cooperation performed by specialized liaison officers for military cultural property protection of the Military Territorial Command of Lower Austria of the Austrian Armed Forces.

We will then move on to the eastern most spot of the Wachau, to its capital city Krems which is explicitly listed as world cultural heritage within the Wachau. We will receive a guided tour focusing on aspects of heritage protection and management.

Finally, we will gather to hear the opening talks of the general assembly by ANCBS, UNESCO and others.

This event is open to everybody interested. The registration is free of charge.

Contact: friedrich.schipper@univie.ac.at