"To Listen: A Global Journey" features cultural preservation and thought leaders from around the world in conversation with HMML executive director, Father Columba Stewart, OSB. These intimate conversations help us better understand a region, a history, a culture, and the things that tie us together--all shared through the professional and personal experience of our guests.
This program features Corine Wegener, the director of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI), an outreach program dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage in crisis situations in the U.S. and abroad. With graduate degrees in political science and art history, Wegener was both a curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and a US Army Reserve officer. She served on several military deployments, including as an Arts, Monuments, and Archives Officer assigned to assist after the 2003 looting of the Iraq National Museum.