Syria's Heritage in Crisis
Sponsored by Center for Arts & Cultural Property Studies, Princeton University Cultural Heritage Center, and University of Pennsylvania
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 10:00am


Co-sponsored by: The Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa


Among the numerous tragedies that have befallen Syria in recent years is the destruction of the country's cultural heritage. This half-day conference draws together a group of scholars with an expertise in Syrian heritage and history, cultural property law, and preservation to discuss what has happened and what can be done to improve the situation.




Amr Al-Azm

Associate Professor of History & Anthropology, Shawnee State University Syrian Opposition


Patty Gerstenblith

Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University School of Law Director, Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law


Salam Al Kuntar

Visiting Assistant Professor Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania Formerly, Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums, Damascus


Martina Rugiadi

Assistant Curator, Islamic Galleries, Metropolitan Museum of Art


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