Thursday, March 9, 2017

Lothar von Falkenhausen on "Trying to Do the Right Thing to Protect the World’s Cultural Heritage: One Committee Member’s Tale”

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11am, Pillsbury Auditorium at the Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Von Falkenhausen recording traditional salt production
techniques at Chongtancun, Sichuan (March, 1999).
This is a personal account of the author's service as a member of President Obama's Cultural Property Advisory Committee. It reflects upon the purpose of the committee, its composition and the nature of its work, as well as the wider impact of the United States government's efforts to contribute to cultural-heritage preservation worldwide.

See more on the Cultural Property Advisory Committee at: http://eca.state.gov/cultural-heritage-center/cultural-property-protection/process-and-purpose/cultural-property-advisory#sthash.mFYSi7GS.dpuf

Lothar von Falkenhausen is Professor of Chinese Archaeology and Art History with the Department of Art History at UCLA, and is also Associate Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. His specialty is Chinese archaeology and since 1999, he has served as the American co-Principal Investigator of the ongoing UCLA-Peking University Joint Project on Landscape Archaeology and Ancient Salt Production in the Sichuan Region. 

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