A Modern Day Challenge: safeguarding, conserving and protecting the cultural heritage of Israel

How can ongoing excavations at sites such as the the Western Wall, Tunnels, The City of David or the Tomb of King David continue although they are bustling tourist destinations? How does the stream of visitor's affect the sites and what are the conservation procedures that have been implemented in order to protect the cultural heritage remains at these sites? Opportunities for conservation related internships in Israel will also be presented Pizza will be served Speaker: Shelley-Anne Peleg, Director, International Conservation Center (ICC), Acre, Israel Sponsored by: Center for International Studies, MISTI MIT-Israel Program, Hillel (MIT) Info: David Dolev, 617-324-5581; mit-israel@mit.edu