The IIC is pleased to have participated in the "Stemming the Tide" Symposium, and we are thrilled to share the news that the proceedings from it have now been published through Open Access - free to all.
In March of 2020, just days before the pandemic shutdown, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Collections Program, hosted a symposium titled "Stemming the Tide: Global Strategies for Sustaining Cultural Heritage through Climate Change". It included a series of presentations and discussions that explore the intersection of cultural heritage and climate change. The two-day event addressed the impact of climate change on cultural heritage and communities worldwide, discussed the responsibilities of stewards of cultural heritage in fostering collaborative solutions, addressed urgent questions of equity and inclusion, and identified strategies that leverage cultural heritage for climate action.
We are excited to announce that essays and breakout session summaries from Stemming the Tide are now published online through the Smithsonian Scholarly Press (SISP). The volume is open access and available to read and download, at no cost, from SISP's portal on Figshare.
You can read and download a copy of the "Stemming the Tide" publication HERE.
SAAM and NCP are grateful to so many people within the Smithsonian and to our collaborating partners who made this symposium and the public dialogue possible. If you are interested in learning more about the event, or seeing the recorded presentations please visit the webpage: https://americanart.si.edu/research/symposia/2020/stemming-the-tide