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The Destruction of Memory
Monday, Mar 9, 2020 7:00 PM
81 min | dir. Tim Slade | NR | 2016

Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America of Western Massachusetts Society. Discussion to follow with Professor Laetitia La Follette, President of the AIA, and Dr. Phoebe Segal, Curator of Ancient Greek and Roman art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

The bombing of Sarajevo's National Library and the burning of its ancient books. The looting of the Iraqi National Museum and destruction of its priceless historical objects. The beheading of Kahled al-Asaad, long-time lead archaeologist for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Syrian city of Palmyra for refusing to give up hidden artifacts. In the "cradle of civilization" and beyond, the last century has seen the rise of cultural destruction: the intentional annihilation of irreplaceable artwork, artifacts, historical sites in desperate attempts to erase collective history and identity. When cultural destruction is wrought, do victims have any legal recourse?
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Admission Adult - $10.75
Admission Senior (65+) - $9.75
Admission Student - $9.75

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