Protection of Cultural Assets in the Event of Armed Conflict: Germany Federal Office

4Protecting the Cultural Heritage of a Nation is covered by the Hague Convention, signed in 1954.

German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance is involved in protecting national Heritage with one central Authority (BBK) established in 2004.

BBK is a technical authority of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and gives competent advice and support to other Federal and Land authorities to help them with the completion of their tasks.

BBK also organizes courses on Cultural Assets Protection in the Academy for Crisis Management, Emergency Planning and Civil Protection.

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