A Perspective: Iraq's Cultural Heritage

Arts and Entertainment

March 1, 2013


Join former Aurora History Museum director Dr. Gordon Davis for an informative talk about his recent experiences in Iraq at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway.
 
Dr. Davis has entitled his talk "A Perspective: Iraq’s Cultural Heritage.” He will outline some the ancient history of this fascinating region and relay some of the more recent stories of the preservation of Iraq’s cultural heritage. In 2009, Dr. Davis was selected to lead the Iraq Cultural Heritage Project, which coordinated with the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad on a wide range of projects, one goal of which was to renovated, reconstruct, and reopen the Museum.
 
Dr. Davis worked for International Relief and Development, a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, to manage a major grant awarded by the U.S. State Department, through the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Learn about the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad and Dr. Davis’ multi-year project to reopen this internationally significant museum.
 
Dr. Davis' presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m. The cost is $4 ($3 for Aurora residents). Since the presentation is sponsored by the Aurora Museum Foundation, members are free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Date and Time: Sunday, March 10, 2:30 p.m.

Venue: Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway