Corine Wegener, Cultural Heritage Preservation Officer  Corine Wegener is the cultural heritage preservation officer and coordinates the Smithsonian’s outreach programs for cultural heritage in crisis. Before arriving at the Smithsonian, she was associate curator in the department of Decorative Arts, Textiles, and Sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. In a concurrent Army Reserve career, Wegener served on several military deployments, including as Arts, Monuments, and Archives Officer for the 352d Civil Affairs Command in Baghdad, Iraq, 2003–2004. Her Smithsonian projects include the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project and emergency programs for colleagues in Mali, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Nepal. Wegener is founder and past president of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield and Chair of the ICOM Disaster Relief for Museums Task Force. She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Nebraska–Omaha, and M.A. degrees in both art history and political science from the University of Kansas.

2018 Air University Language, Regional Expertise and Culture Symposium