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How 560 Greek Priceless Treasures Got to Washington DC and National Geographic’s Saving the Past initiative

  • EU Delegation 2175 K Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

6 pm - 8 pm
(Doors open at 5:45 pm and close promptly at 6:30 pm. Pre-registration required for entry into the event.)

2175 K Street NW | Entrance on 22nd St.

Join us at the EU Delegation to hear a fascinating conversation between Dr. Fred Heibert, National Geographic’s Fellow Archaeologist and Dr. Zoe Kosmidou, former Cultural Ambassador of Greece in the US and current Director of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in the USA.  They will share insights on how the recent National Geographic Museum's exhibition: “THE GREEKS: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” set sail with 560 priceless treasures from 22 museums across Greece, to bring an extraordinary cultural experience to Washington, DC. 

In their conversation, they will narrate the fascinating story of the diplomatic way that the exhibition was born six years ago.  Dr. Heibert will conclude by introducing the recent National Geographic’s initiative about preserving World’s Cultural Heritage.

This event is part of “Protecting our Heritage,” a program by EUNIC Washington DC (European Union National Institutes of Culture).

 

The event is free, but reservations are required. It is expected to fill up fast.

Please note that Conversations in Culture events may be filmed or photographed.

 

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Conversations in Culture offers diverse programs on culture from Europe, including music, visual art, theater, culinary art and literature - with an educational twist. In informal discussions, leading and emerging experts provide insights about their art form, in combination with a demonstration or performance. Programs provide an informal and entertaining forum to catch up on new and "old" cultural gems.