Syria Before the Deluge: Syrian Monuments and Heritage Today
May 20, 2019
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2019-05-20 18:00:002019-05-20 20:00:00America/New_YorkSyria Before the Deluge: Syrian Monuments and Heritage TodayPlease join us for a discussion on the status of Syrian monu
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place New York NY 10012
May 20, 2019
Tetrapylon, Palmyra. Photo: Peter Aaron.
Monday, 5/20, 6pm - 8pm
Center for Architecture
Please join us for a discussion on the status of Syrian monuments today, framed by Peter Aaron’s 2009 photographs of important sites before the onset of the Syrian Civil War. Kim Benzel, PhD, Curator In Charge, Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will discuss the history and current state of preservation efforts in Syria, focusing on the ongoing work in Palmyra.
Benzel’s presentation will touch upon the role of these sites throughout history and their significance to local Syrians and western audiences. She will outline the differing approaches to their restoration post destruction. Following her presentation Benzel will be joined by Peter Aaron and Brooke Allen to discuss their experiences of Syrian sites and culture.
Welcome: Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, Center for Architecture
Introduction: Barry Bergdoll, President, Center for Architecture
Speakers: Peter Aaron, Photographer, Syria Before the Deluge Brooke Allen, Author, The Other Side of the Mirror: An American Travels Through Syria Kim Benzel, PhD, Curator In Charge, Ancient Near Eastern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
As a reminder, AIA National policy requires participants to attend the entire educational portion of an event to receive continuing education credits. We encourage all participants to arrive on time to comply with this policy.
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