Please find enclosed the call for photos for the exhibition that the Netherlands National Commission for UNESCO, in partnership with the Municipality of The Hague, Blue Shield Netherlands and the Flemish UNESCO Commission, will organize this spring.

From 10 May until 15 June 2014 the Commission will launch an open air photo exhibition on heritage protection in times of conflict. The exhibition will be shown at the Lange Vijverberg in the city centre of The Hague, as part of the 60th anniversary of the UNESCO 1954 Hague Convention for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.

We invite organizations, voluntary groups and experts working in crisis, conflict and post-conflict situations to send in photographs to be displayed in this exhibition.

We are looking for photos that not only show the heritage endangered or the efforts for its protection, but that also refer to those persons and organizations involved. The images should emphasize the personal and emotional involvement that people have with their heritage. The exhibition will also highlight the work of those organizations, groups and persons that strive to protect cultural heritage under dangerous, tense and complicated circumstances.

If you wish to participate in this exhibition, send a maximum of three pictures (details attached) to

Final date of submission is 21 February 2014. Hereafter a committee will select a total number of 20 photos that will be part of the exhibition.

More details on the criteria for selection and a description of the exhibition can be found in the PDF file.