Leading experts question 'What Happens When Culture is Destroyed?' in a public symposium at Imerial War Museum, London
World Monuments Fund Britain is working in partnership with Historic England and the Imperial War Museum on What Remains, an exhibition which explores why cultural heritage is attacked during war and the ways in which people save, protect and restore what is targeted. The exhibition features a stone carved by one of our Syrian stonemasonry trainees working in Jordan.
The exhibition runs until 5th January 2020 and is free to visit.
As part of the programming running alongside the exhibition, the Imperial War Museum is hosting a full-day symposium on Saturday 7th September. The symposium will look at why culture often finds itself a prime target in war and conflict; what motivates some to destroy our culture; who risks their lives to protect it and how society can rebuild itself in the wake of cultural devastation. It will bring together panels of artists, academics, journalists and policy-makers, who will lend their unique perspectives and help reveal the motivations behind and wide-reaching effects of cultural devastation.
WMF Britain’s Executive Director, John Darlington will be joining a panel looking at The aftermath of cultural destruction.
If you would like to attend you can book your tickets here.