NigerHeritage: Novel Solutions for Ancient and Historical Heritage

08/16/2017 (All day) to 08/17/2017 (All day)
Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society

NigerHeritage is an innovative project supported by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society that brings together paleontologists, archaeologists, Africanist historians, American and Nigerien diplomats and government personnel, architects and city planners, nonprofit leaders, exhibit designers, and local Nigeriens. The aim is twofold—to design a novel, zero-energy national museum pavilion to house a unique collection of world-famous pre-Egyptian humans and dinosaur fossils and to design the first cultural center dedicated to preserving the language, art, music, and customs of the nomadic peoples of the Sahara Desert. This opening conference will provide background, air proposals, and encourage exchange. A team will then travel to Niger to present and discuss the proposals in the capital city of Niamey and in Agadez, the respective home sites for the project.

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