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Heritage and Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Save Its Past

Annual Lecture

Heritage and Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Save Its Past

Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016 02:00PM
Price: $40, $36 Friends, $20 students and seniors

How has Syria’s exceptional architecture weathered the 21st century? Professor Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria's Director-General of Antiquities and Museums, delivers our second Annual Lecture.

Speaker bio

Professor Maamoun Abdulkarim began his career with a position at the University of Damascus in Syria, in the Department of Archaeology. As well as his work teaching for the University of Damascus, he has also been the Syrian head of several joint archaeological digs in Syria. In 2000, he was appointed to Director of Scientific Affairs at the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums, before being appointed Director for Museums in 2002. As of 2012, Professor Abdulkarim has held the position of Director-General of Antiquities and Museums, Syrian Arab Republic.

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