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Memorial honors Iraq war casualties
Memorial honors Iraq war casualtiesSeptember 30, 2008SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
“Numbers Without Number,” a public artwork memorializing casualties from the war in Iraq, is on display until Oct. 4, on the lawn between the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. It honors all individuals who have died in the war in Iraq regardless of nationality, religious affiliation, age or gender, and is designed as a place for the public to remember and reflect.
The memorial was designed by students in the “Advanced Curatorship” course in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ graduate program in museum studies under the guidance of Edward A. Aiken, associate professor of museum studies. It was installed by museum studies students and others from design programs in VPA’s School of Art and Design. The installation of the memorial coincides with “Visible Memories,” an interdisciplinary conference exploring the intersections between visual culture and memory studies, which will be held on the SU campus Oct. 2-4.