ASOR Syrian Heritage Initiative continues
Together with the US Department of State, the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) have established a one-year program alluded to in previous newsletters, “The Syrian Heritage Initiative”. This program is designed to preserve and protect projects in Syria. More can be found on their website, here. The initiative was discussed by US Secretary of State John Kerry, together with the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas Campbell, and the Met’s President, Emily Rafferty, in the event “Heritage in Peril: Iraq and Syria” at the Met in New York during the week of the UN General Assembly. This event also involved the Director General of UNESCO. Highlights from the event, including a video of Secretary Kerry’s speech, can be found here.