Aug
05

It takes a village to save the village

It takes a village to save the village

When disaster strikes, whether natural or manmade, we rush first to aid the injured, succor the survivors and bury the dead. But once the flood waters recede, the aftershocks quiet and the horrors of war dim, we are faced with other casualties: the damage to and loss of the art, architecture and other aspects of our irreplaceable cultural heritage. Continue reading It takes a village to save the village

Jan
04

Cultural Heritage Preservation: Protecting the past from the present

Cultural Heritage Preservation: Protecting the past from the present

The Smithsonian preserves things: from stories to species, from artifacts to artworks. Increasingly, the talents of our experts are being used to preserve the history and culture of people across the country and around the world threatened by disaster and destruction, whether natural or manmade. Secretary Skorton chats with our Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer Cori Wegener and Acting Provost/Under Secretary for Museums and Research Richard Kurin to learn more about our role. Continue reading Cultural Heritage Preservation: Protecting the past from the present

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