Syria Before the Deluge: Syrian Monuments and Heritage Today

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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.

This is a related program for Syria Before the Deluge.

Benjamin Prosky,
Executive Director, Center for Architecture

Barry Bergdoll, President, Center for Architecture

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


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