Heritage and Conflict. Syria’s Battle to Protect its Past

Talk: Heritage and Conflict. Syria’s Battle to Protect its Past

Thursday 12 November 2015, 7pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

Organisers: The World Monuments Fund, Britain

The inaugural event in a new series of World Monuments Fund Talks: The Past, Today

The tragic loss of ancient heritage in Palmyra and throughout Syria is repeatedly making the headlines. In an exclusive talk by World Monuments Fund Britain, we welcome Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Antiquities for Syria, in his first visit to the UK, to talk about the story behind the headlines. With James Davis, Programme Manager for the Google Cultural Institute, on the latest international efforts to document cultural heritage through advancing technology. Introduced by Lisa
Ackerman, Vice-President of World Monuments Fund.

Heritage in times of conflict is a focus of World Monuments: 50 Irreplaceable sites to Discover, Explore and Champion, which is being published by Rizzoli in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of World Monuments Fund and will be on sale at this event.

We thank our sponsors American Express for supporting the book and this event.

Watch the podcast of the event here.

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