August 23, 2016, 8:30am
Middle East Cultures: Preserving the Past
Presenter: Dr. Salam Al Kuntar
Participants: K-12 Educators
Location: Penn Museum 3260 South Street Philadelphia, PA

At this K-12 teacher training, Dr. Salam Al Kuntar will present the work of Penn Museum’s Cultural Heritage Center on Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Project (SHOSI), an internationally recognized project which protects Syrian and Iraqi cultural heritage by empowering the Syrians and Iraqis to preserve their own cultural artifacts and sites.  Dr. Al Kuntar was featured as a National Geographic’s Emerging Explorer for her work in protecting Syria’s cultural heritage.  

After the talk, teachers will participate in a guided gallery exploration using object-based learning strategies to explore and study real Turkish cultural treasures in The Golden Age of King Midas exhibition. 

This event is free and open to K-12 educators. To register click here.