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PCP Forum no. 19/2012 – 50 years of PCP in Switzerland

PCP Forum no. 19/2012 – 50 years of PCP in Switzerland
Serie PCP Forum
Edition 19
Year 2012
Editor Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP)
Location 3003 Bern

This year marks 50 years of Cultural Property Protection in Switzerland. In 1962, Switzerland ratified the 1954 Hague Convention, a move that would lead it to set up a Protection of Cultural Property structure of its own some 17 years after World War II. Responsibility was shared among the country’s three political levels (federal, cantonal and municipal), but cultural institutions as well as various specialist bodies and private associations were quick to come on board and play their part in safeguarding Switzerland’s cultural heritage. Half a century on from this historic milestone, Swiss PCP has achieved a great deal, and this issue of PCP looks back on the most important achievements to date.

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