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Today’s Monuments Men and Women: The role of the military in cultural heritage protection
Start Date: 2/5/2020Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Date: 2/5/2020End Time: 9:00 PM

Event Description
Sullivan Museum and History Center presents 

"Today’s Monuments Men and Women: The role of the military in cultural heritage protection"
with Smithsonian Institute guest speaker Major Corine Wegener, USA (Ret.)

February 5, 2020
7:00 p.m.
Mack Hall Auditorium

The Monuments Men and Women of World War II provided us with a roadmap for cultural heritage protection in war, later codified in the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property during Armed Conflict. Despite efforts to improve training and security, loss of cultural property during armed conflicts has increased in recent years, in part due to intentional targeting by armed non-state actors. Major Corine Wegener, USA (Ret.) will describe the work of the WWII Monuments Men and Women and the role the modern military plays in cultural heritage protection. 

Wegener served as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer, with her last assignment as an Arts, Monuments, and Archives Officer in Iraq. She is an art historian and worked as a curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for 13 years. In 2012, Wegener became director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, an outreach program to train and support cultural heritage professionals, first responders, and the military working in heritage disaster risk management and response. Wegener has a BGS in Political Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha and MA degrees in Political Science and Art History from the University of Kansas. 

Presented in memory of Jon B. Haynes, ’67
Location Information:
Norwich University Campus - Mack Hall  (View Map)
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Washington
Phone: 802-485-2000
Contact Information:
Name: Joseph Cates
Phone: 802-485-2379
Email: jcates@norwich.edu

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