Culture at Risk: Yemen’s Heritage under Threat

Saturday, February 23, 2019, 9 AM - 3:30 PM

Yemen’s rich cultural heritage, which dates back thousands of years, is being destroyed, damaged, or threatened due to ongoing conflict. Join us for a day of talks, presented by an international roster of archaeologists, art historians, and heritage preservation specialists, to explore the devastating effects of this violence. Organized into three panels, the talks and roundtable discussions will examine the consequences for cultural heritage and collective memory, highlight the Yemeni response, and consider the international community’s responsibility in this crisis.

Speakers include Stephennie Mulder, University of Texas, Austin; Noha Sadek, former director of the American Institute of Yemeni Studies; Corine Wegener, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative; and Zaydoon Zaid, American Foundation for the Study of Man.

  • Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
  • Event Location: Freer, Meyer Auditorium
  • Cost: Free