The British Association of Friends of Museums supports the statement by the International Council of Museums and that of the World Federation of Friends of Museums regarding the on-going conflict in Ukraine. BAFM stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and in friendship with Friends groups in Ukraine and the Ukrainian heritage sector. We recognise the courage of heritage professionals working to protect cultural assets in very difficult circumstances.

How you can help:

Participate in History For Ukraine online event. Historians from around the world are banding together in solidarity to raise funds for Ukraine 26-27th March. Visit or @History4Ukraine on Twitter for more information. Those attending will be asked to donate to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal:

Donate packing materials to protect Ukraine’s cultural heritage:

Support Ukraine’s Film Archive, the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre in Kyiv, containing 7,000 feature films, documentaries, and animated films, as well as thousands of archival records from the history of Ukrainian cinema. Make your donation here.

The Disasters Emergency Committee:

UK Government advice at

The Blue Shield International is a non-profit NGO committed to protecting cultural heritage from conflict and environmental disasters. Blue Shield is not currently operating in Ukraine but you may wish to donate to their work here: