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Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement and Conservation

Merali, Yasmin; Mourad, Kevork; Ghanem, Manas

Authors

Kevork Mourad

Manas Ghanem



Abstract

This article explores the systemic importance of art in the conservation of images, historical reference, and cultural meaning as displaced victims of humanitarian crises make the transition from the land of their birth to a new country with a different history and cultural landscape. In presenting the work of Kevork Mourad, an artist of Armenian descent displaced from Syria, we show the essential, layered interplay of visceral, lived individual experiences and the historic collective memory of real and imagined pasts that survive the destruction of physical artifacts.

Citation

Merali, Y., Mourad, K., & Ghanem, M. (in press). Seventeen Pieces: Displacement, Misplacement and Conservation. New England Journal of Public Policy, 32(2),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 1, 2020
Online Publication Date Nov 4, 2020
Deposit Date Oct 30, 2020
Publicly Available Date Nov 6, 2020
Journal New England Journal of Public Policy
Print ISSN 0749-016X
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 2
Article Number 7
Keywords Displacement; identity; images, art and cultural heritage; refugees, conservation
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/3605019
Publisher URL https://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol32/iss2/7/

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