Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Museum Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
This Museum Studies capstone will discuss the civil war inside Syria, and the destruction of UNESCO World Heritage Sites Aleppo and Palmyra. This paper will examine the historical importance of these sites, and the drone and satellite imagery data used to confirm the destruction. This paper will argue that for full preservation of these cultural heritage sites that this imagery data should be accessioned into a museum collection with the use of professionally-trained registrars. This paper will explore this idea further by arguing that this imagery data collected by companies and governments should be handed over with full copyright to the museums operating at these two sites inside Syria.
Militello, Colette P., "The Destruction of UNESCO World Heritage Sites Aleppo and Palmyra in Syria Due to Civil War: Accessioning and Cataloging the Satellite and Drone Imagery into a Museum Collection" (2018). Master's Projects and Capstones. 851.