Affiliation: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Corine Wegener is an Associate Curator in the department of Decorative Arts, Textiles and Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. In May 2003, Wegener deployed to Baghdad as an Army Reservist, where she assisted the Iraq National Museum to recover from the looting after the U.S. invasion. In 2006, Wegener founded the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, the U.S. branch of a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of cultural property worldwide during armed conflict. The Blue Shield is currently working on projects to preserve cultural property after the earthquake in Haiti. Wegener received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and M.A.s in Political Science and Art History from the University of Kansas.