AIA News

April 28, 2011

2011 AIA Spring Gala Highlights

Irish Cultural Ambassador and acclaimed actor Gabriel Byrne, who served as Master of Ceremonies for the Gala, and, at right, Peter Herdrich, CEO of the Archaeological Institute of America. (© Patrick McMullan)

From the moment guests began arriving at the Archaeological Institute of America’s Spring Gala, the warmth of Ireland’s hospitality seemingly reached across the ocean and entered Capitale, the venue of this year’s spectacular event. The Gala spotlighted the depth of Ireland’s archaeological history and the 21st century vibrancy of the island’s culture. Read more

Video from the Gala

A special and very moving moment during the Archaeological Institute of America’s 2011 Gala was the reading of the ancient Irish poem Song of Amergin, first in Gaelic and then translated to English by Gabriel Byrne. Watch it here:

George Bass received the AIA Bandelier award for founding the field of underwater archaeology. See the video here:

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