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Art, Humanity, History: Saving Culture
Thursday, November 17, 2022, 07:00pm
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World Artists Experiences (WAE) FALL VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM

Art-Humanity-History: Saving Culture, November 15 and 17, 2022 at 7:00PM

World Artists Experiences (WAE) presents Art-Humanity-History: Saving Culture, a Fall virtual symposium, live via Zoom. The participation link follows:


SYMPOSIUM 1, November 15, 2022: Saving Cultural Heritage in Crisis

Moderator Greg Faller and panelists Corine Wegener and Ihor Poshyvailo will discuss the complexity of issues involved in decisions  around preserving elements of cultural heritage. This session will explore questions around culture, institutions, advocacy, and cultural elements that drive the decision making process to aid in the preservation of cultural heritage. They will illustrate this fascinating discussion using one historical and one current example of cultural preservation.

Moderator Greg Faller is Towson University Associate Dean. Panelist Corine Wegener is Director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative. Ms. Wegner will discuss will discuss saving cultural heritage. Panelist Igor Poshyvailo, PhD, is Director of the Special Ukraine Cultural Preservation with the Ministry of Culture and Information of Ukraine. Dr. Poshyvailo will discuss the timely issue of saving the cultural heritage in Ukraine.

SYMPOSIUM 2, November 17, 2022: Keeping Culture Alive

Moderator Bea Fuller, and panelists Victoria Smalls and Yolanda Alcorta, will explore two examples of successful cultural heritage preservation, including the Gullah Geechee culture and Maya weaving. Panelist is Executive Director at the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor National Heritage Area. Ms. Smalls will discuss the Gullah Geechee people who have traditionally resided in the coastal areas and the sea islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Panelist Yolanda Alcorta is a textile curator who will discuss the cultural significance of weaving and textiles among cultures of Maya descent. Anthropologist and Archaeologist Katharine W Fernstrom, PhD, will provide introductions.

Due to the current events in the world, the program may have to be changed at the last moment. Thank you for understanding!

World Artists Experiences is a non-profit organization that fosters transnational and cross-cultural understanding by bridging people and cultures across continents and through shared artistic experiences. More information is available on the WAE website, or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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