Untold Stories: Preserving Cultural Landscapes
Includes a Live Event on 07/21/2020 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Our world is at a critical juncture where, as global citizens, we are confronted with urgent questions such as how to address devastating climate change, how to counter increasingly violent rhetoric about who “belongs” and does not belong in our societies, and what place the arts and cultural institutions have in responding to painful histories and on-going injustice to build a vision for a more equitable, sustainable future. The 2020 Untold Stories theme, “Preserving Cultural Landscapes,” focuses on the landscape of the state now known as Utah, and will invite panelists who consider this landscape as one that has been shaped in part by many histories of use as well as violence. What lessons can we learn from the palimpsest that is this cultural landscape, and how might we begin to shift our perspectives on our responsibilities as conservation professionals to the lands we now inhabit? Untold Stories Co-Presenters: Sanchita Balachandran Anita Dey Elizabeth Salmon Bios for these co-presenters are here: https://www.untoldstories.live/our-team" class="redactor-linkify-object">https://www.untoldstories.live... In order to make our event as inclusive and accessible as possible, this event is free, will include American Sign Language Interpretation and will be live-streamed. More information about this event is available at https://www.untoldstories.live/aic-2020" class="redactor-linkify-object">https://www.untoldstories.live... While reservations for this event are not required, signing up helps Untold Stories plan for future events. The mission of Untold Stories is to pursue an art conservation profession that represents and preserves a fuller spectrum of human cultural heritage. Our work expands the ethical framework for art conservation by recognizing and conserving a broader range of cultural heritages; embracing a more diverse set of conservation practices and practitioners; and affirming the deep emotional connection between objects and sites of cultural heritage and the communities that claim them. Untold Stories is supported through generous funding by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For more information, visit https://www.untoldstories.live.