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Protecting Cultural Heritage During Armed Conflict

October 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm CDT

116 Art Building West
University of Iowa
Iowa City, 52246 United States

AIA Society: Iowa

Lecturer: Patty Gerstenblith

Cultural heritage has always been at severe risk during armed conflict. Wars from the time of antiquity to the Second World War and the recent and current conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine have destroyed both movable and immovable cultural heritage and put archaeological sites and collections of cultural objects at risk for theft and looting. This lecture will explore the legal, ethical, and voluntary constraints that have been adopted to protect cultural heritage and in particular archaeological sites from this type of damage and destruction.

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October 23, 2023
5:30 pm CDT
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116 Art Building West
University of Iowa
Iowa City, 52246 United States
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