Constructing Heritage is a panel discussion taking place on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 from 5-6.30pm in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery.
The process of constructing heritage is inherently political. Whether displayed in a museum, protected as a site, or thought of in terms of shared, cultural knowledge passed down over time, heritage is identified, defined, and interpreted through policies that both shape its very nature and exclude that which is not. This forum marks the beginning of a series of ongoing, critical discussions on the mechanisms of constructing heritage and the power relations embedded within its enterprise, from international to local-level perspectives.
This panel discussion will feature:
James Counts Early (pictured), director of Cultural Heritage Policy, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Mariano Sto. Domingo, adjunct faculty, Department of Psychology
Michelle Stefano, folklorist in residence, Department of American Studies
Ashley Minner, Community Artist and Activist, Baltimore American Indian Center