Art Institutions and Leaders Condemn Trump’s Threats Towards Iran’s Cultural Sites

January 7th, 2020

A group of art world figures, including leaders at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York have criticized Donald Trump’s threats to destroy cultural sites in Iran.  “The targeting of sites of global cultural heritage is abhorrent to the collective values of our society,” they write. “Our world knows precisely what is gained from protecting cultural sites, and, tragically, what is lost when destruction and chaos prevail. At this challenging time, we must remind ourselves of the global importance of protecting cultural sites—the objects and places by which individuals, communities, and nations connect to their history and heritage.”

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