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“Recovering Nimrud: Smithsonian’s Projects in Iraq”

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Kresge Auditorium, Visual Arts Center, Bowdoin Colleger
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine 04011
United States

Jessica S. Johnson, head of conservation at the Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute, and Corine Wegener, director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, share their important work recovering cultural heritage in Iraq and at the site of Nimrud. Learn how the Smithsonian has partnered with Iraqi colleagues for initiatives aimed at protecting and preserving the history of the region.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition, Assyria to America, at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.  Free and open to the public.

Illustration: Winged Spirit of Apkallu, Assyrian, ca. 875–860 BCE from Kalhu (Nimrud), Iraq, gypsum (Mosul alabaster). Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

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