ANCBS statement on earthquake and destruction of L'Aquila State Archive in Abruzzo
The Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS) recently released the following statement: "On behalf of the Association of National Committees of the Blue Shield (ANCBS) I would like to express our deepest sympathy for the victims of the recent earthquake in the Abruzzo region of Italy. We are also saddened and concerned by reports of heavy damage to the important cultural heritage in the affected area. ANCBS has teams assembled to assist the Cologne Archives and, when rescue and humanitarian needs have been properly attended to in Abruzzo, the ANCBS pledges to assemble all the resources available to assist our colleagues there with the difficult task of salvage and conservation for damaged and at risk cultural heritage." Read the full statement here. The ANCBS also maintains a news page with the latest developments here.