What happens to the cultural heritage of a place when its citizens encounter natural disaster, war, terrorism, and other catastrophes?

Join Historic Annapolis for a FREE presentation Dr. Richard Kurin of the Smithsonian Institute. Dr. Kurin will highlight the role the Smithsonian plays as a leader in responding to national and international cultural crises by providing disaster response assistance for heritage colleagues throughout the world and raising awareness for threatened cultural heritage. Hear stories of how the Smithsonian helps to protect resources from terrorism and with the recovery of institutions, artifacts, and antiquities following disasters like the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and during periods of human conflict like the war in Ukraine.

This lecture will be held at Maryland Hall in Annapolis; free parking is available.