Making CPP an Operational Reality

Co-organised by the UK Armed Forces, UK Blue Shield, and Newcastle University, this one-day conference is intended for members of the armed forces, heritage professionals, academics, and others with an interest in cultural property protection (CPP) in armed conflict. The conference will examine recent developments in CPP from practical operational, legal, and technical perspectives, provide updates on the most recent developments in the field, and develop ways those involved in CPP can work more closely together to provide better heritage protection in the event of, during, and after armed conflict.

Attendance at the conference is free. However, seating is limited to 100 spaces, so we ask that all participants register in advance.

Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees.

The conference will take place at Newcastle University London Campus on 12 April, beginning at 9am.

The conference will be followed by a networking reception from 5.30pm onwards at Balls Brothers Bury Court where food and drinks will be available to purchase.

The dress code is suits / equivalent.


Photo Caption: The enhanced protection emblem displayed at the Gobustan Archeaological site in Azerbaijan, 2017. 
By Anonymous7682 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons.