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"Heritage in Danger" at the Embassy of Italy

posted Aug 29, 2016, 12:17 PM by AIA DC
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, in collaboration with the Centro Ricerche Archeologiche e Scavi di Torino (CRAST), present "Heritage in Danger. The Centro Scavi Torino and the Requalification of the Iraqi Cultural Heritage", a conference by Carlo Lippolis, President of CRAST and director of the Italian archaeological expedition in Tulul al Baqarat.


The Centro Ricerche Archeologische e Scavi di Torino (CRAST) has been active in Iraq for over 50 years. Research and interventions in favor of the protection of the Iraqi cultural heritage of the country has never been interrupted. Immediately after the looting of the Museum in Baghdad (2003), CRAST initiated a requalification project for some of the main rooms of the Museum; at the same time training projects and classes started. In March 2015, these interventions have enabled the official reopening of the Iraq Museum in Baghdad.

Conference Date:  September 7, 2016
Location:  Embassy of Italy, Auditorium (3000 Whitehaven St. NW)
Time:  Doors open at 6:00pm and close at 6:55pm
Dress:  Business casual (bring photo ID and printed Eventbrite free ticket)
Reservations required via Eventbrite

Exhibition on display (by appointment) between September 7 and September 27, 2016, Monday to Friday from 10am-12noon/2pm-4pm. To request an appointment, e-mail your name, date, and time of visit to iicwashington@esteri.it.
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