The Plato Society of Los Angeles: 2017 Milhaupt Symposium on April 1

“Courage Among the Ruins – Protecting Cultural Heritage” is the 2017 Milhaupt Symposium held by The PLATO Society of Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. 

Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tickets are $20 at Eventbrite or by check payable to The PLATO Society. The registration deadline is March 24. Drop off checks or mail them to The Plato Society, 1083 Gayley Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024, (310) 443-7676.

Topics of the symposium include:

  • Syrian Snapshot, featuring Professors Giorgio Buccellati, the Founding Director of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA and Professor Emeritus of History and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures; and Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati, Director of the Mozan/Urkesh Archaeological Project and Visiting Professor at the Cotsen Institute. There will be a discussion of the professors’ work at the site of Tell Mozan, ancient Urkesh and how it has become a model of its kind.
  • Practical Protection, featuring Professor Patty Gerstenblith, who has a PhD in Art History and Anthropology and a J.D. degree and who has chaired almost every committee in the U.S. that deals with these issues. There will be a discussion of international lawa nd how it applies to the destruction in Syria.
  • Conserving China’s Heritage, featuring Professor Sonya Lee, an Associate Professor of Chinese Art and Visual Culture at USC and widely published author on the material culture of Chinese Buddhism.
  • Stewards of the Arts, featuring Claire Lyons, Curator of Antiquities at the J. Paul Getty Museum, who will speak about provenance and the “lives of objects,” including some new discoveries.

For more information, here is the official flyer for the symposium: 2017 Milhaupt Symposium .