Saving the Cultural Heritage of Ancient Syria and Iraq (Symposium)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 • 8:00 p.m.
Note Location:  JCCGW Auditorium, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852

Shirat HaNefesh is pleased to co-sponsor this symposium as part of the Biblical Archeology Forum.  The current conflicts raging in the Near East have seen ancient sites looted or destroyed.
BAF has assembled four well-known experts in Near Eastern heritage conservation who will illustrate some of the most notable examples of looted artifacts and archaeological destruction, offer an in-depth look at the biggest issues and challenges in historic preservation, detail their organizations’ roles in saving cultural heritage of ancient Syria and Iraq, and suggest what the general public can do to help. Following their presentations, the panel will take questions from the audience.

Expert Panel: Andrew Vaughn | Executive Director – American Schools of Oriental Research and Administrative Director of ASOR’s Cultural Heritage Initiative;
Jessica Johnson | Head of Conservation – Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute and former director of academics, Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage;
Salam Al Kuntar | Penn Museum and Co-Director – Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria Initiative;
Katie Paul | Chief of Staff -Antiquities Coalition

Date/Time: Date(s) - 10/26/2016 | 8:00 pm | Location JCCGW Auditorium


Bookings are closed for this event.