Europe and Eurasia

Associated Projects

Canada, Greenland, Iceland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Russian Federation

Arctic Crashes Project: Yakutat Harbor Seals

Kenya, Brazil, Indonesia, South Korea (Republic of), Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Morocco, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Viet Nam

American Spaces Reassessment and Design Project

People

Cutting tape with dignitaries at opening of new cultural center

Richard Kurin

Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution

As Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture, Richard Kurin is responsible for most of Smithsonian’s national museums and a variety of cultural and education programs, as well as several research centers including the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Richard has served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and advised UNESCO on the drafting of the 2003 International Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, now ratified by more than 160 nations. 

Photo credit Cristina Diaz-Carrera.

Cristina Diaz-Carrera

Curator, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Cristina Diaz-Carrera is Curator at the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Since joining the Center in 2007, she has worked on several Folklife Festival programs, including México (2010), Campus and Community: Public and Land-grant Universities and the USDA at 150 (2012), Colombia: The Nature of Culture (2011), and PERÚ: Pachamama (2015). In early 2013, Cristina became the Folklife Festival production manager.

Photo Credit Smithsonian Institution

Tricia Edwards

Head of Education, Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History

Tricia Edwards is the Head of Education at Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the National Museum of American History (NMAH), where she explores the role of invention and innovation through stories, activities, and research.

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