Death of History: Witnessing Heritage Destruction in Syria and Iraq

  • Location: Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda, Washington D.C. (October 26-30, 2015), Rayburn House Office Building Foyer, in Washington, D.C. (November 5, 2015)

Cultural heritage is the physical manifestation of a people’s history and forms a significant part of their identity. Unfortunately, the destruction of that heritage has become an ongoing part of the conflict in Syria and Iraq. With the rise of ISIS and the increase of political instability, important cultural sites and irreplaceable collections are now at risk in these countries and across the region.

A Smithsonian exhibit co-curated by Museums & Society minor, Grace Golden ’16. A viewing of the exhibit will be held on April 12, 2016, in the Gilman Hall Atrium at 6:00pm, following the M&S talk, “Disaster and Response: The Conservator’s Role in Saving Global Heritage” with speaker Terry Drayman-Weisser.

Grace Golden Death of History exhibit 4.16