Terne Nanna Thorsen
Karen Blixens Vej 1, 2300 København S, Bygning 21, Building: 21-5-49
In my PhD project "Breaking and Creating - The Contemporary Iconoclasm of Islamic State", I explore and theorize the modern destruction of art and cultural heritage. It is my hypothesis that the destruction of cultural heritage is closely linked to its use and that the destruction of cultural heritage in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State reflects this. The project addresses the urgent challenges that this kind of attacks precent to museums as well as policy makers.