Director of Research and Programs, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania Museum
Brian Daniels is Director of Research and Programs for the Penn Cultural Heritage Center at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. He co-directs the Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Project, which aims to protect cultural heritage by supporting professionals and activists in impacted areas. He has worked with indigenous communities in western North America on issues surrounding heritage rights, repatriation, and recognition.
Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer, Smithsonian Institution
Corine Wegener is Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution. She coordinates Smithsonian’s disaster outreach programs for cultural heritage, including in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Mali, Haiti, Nepal, and in the U.S. Wegener was founding president of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield and is Chair of the ICOM Disaster Relief for Museums Task Force.