Social Issues

Petra Ball – Preserving Culture

Posted on: Mon 29 Jan 2018

In December 2016 we interviewed Petra Ball, Red Cross law officer. The interview typifies just how Artlab works with a diverse range of organisations, their treasures and artefacts.

Petra talks about international humanitarian law, and how the laws of war must protect precious cultural heritage as well as people. At the time of this interview the Red Cross was hosting an exhibition at Artlab.

There’s much in this interview to make us stop and think, and worthy of a repeat airing.

Interviewer Helen Meyer

Poster:  A WWI poster showing a nurse, with her arms outstretched, standing before a large red cross; in background a Red Cross hospital ship, ambulance and field hospital. Printed by William Brooks & Co. Ltd, Litho., Sydney. Date between 1914 and 1918

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.


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