The 19th and early 20th century efforts to preserve patriotic landmarks in this country represented not so much shared memory as an attempt to write history.
I want scrutinize a few of the more common assumptions deployed in preserving buildings and places. They relate to citizenship, aesthetics, environmentalism, and the cultivation of a politics of locality.
Join Alvaro Bellolio and Kerri Malone for a discussion about their summer 2015 fellowships with the Smithsonian Institution, organized by the Cultural Policy Center.
Bellolio will present on his evaluation of the Cultural Heritage Policy Program for the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. His evaluation examines the program’s context, history, and present state, and proposes guidelines for improvement.
Acting on an application from the Palestinian Authority, UNESCO recently designated the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem a World Heritage site, a move that amounted to a de facto recognition of the Authority as a sovereign state.
The Use of Publicly-Available Data from Antiquities Catalogs for Investigating the Antiquities Market
Join the Neubauer Collegium and the Harris School's Cultural Policy Center for a talk titled "The Use of Publicly-Available Data from Antiquities Catalogs for Investigating the Antiquities Market," with cultural heritage policy expert Dr. Neil Brodie.