Sunday, April 10, 2011

Hell Hath No Fury: Archaeology and the Looting of the Iraq Museum

A lecture by Cori Wegener, Associate Curator, Decorative Arts, Textiles and Sculpture, Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Tuesday, April 12, 7pm at 125 Nolte Center for Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota, free and open to the public

This lecture is part of the “Donny George Candlelight Vigil for Global Heritage” in memory of Donny George Youkhanna, former director of the Iraq National Museum, sponsored by Saving Antiquities for Everyone (SAFE). Donny George, who ardently supported protection of the world’s shared cultural heritage, was a valued colleague and a man of integrity. His sudden passing due to a heart attack on March 11, 2011 leaves a void in the soul of Iraqi archaeology.

Many AIA members were fortunate to hear Donny George speak here last year and we all mourn his loss. Please join Cori Wegener in honoring his legacy and remembering the looting of the Iraq museum and continued efforts to preserve cultural heritage.

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