Cultural Policy Center, Smithsonian co=-host workshop on cultural heritage protection

11 May 2015 7:08 AM | Anonymous

Cultural Policy Center, Smithsonian co-host workshop on cultural heritage protection

Experts discuss measures that may preserve threatened antiquities

 By Rebecca A. Clay May 8, 2015

Last month, researchers, policymakers and practitioners gathered in Washington, D.C. to explore how to preserve culture in the age of ISIS and other threats. The University of Chicago’s Cultural Policy Center and the Smithsonian Institution convened the group of experts on cultural heritage protection.

 Speaking at the workshop, U.S. Army archaeologist Laurie Rush said, for U.S. soldiers, protecting cultural heritage isn't only focused on official repositories for artifacts, such as a museum. Sometimes their assignments take them to places far from city centers.

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