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Elif M. Gokcigdem

Elif M. Gokcigdem

 

Elif M. Gokcigdem, Ph.D., is a historian of Islamic art, a museums scholar, and the editor of Fostering Empathy Through Museums. She is a contributor to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM)’s Museums in a Global Context: National Identity, International Understanding. Elif is an advocate for empathy-building through museums and can be reached through her blog and on Facebook

 
 
  

Stories by Elif M. Gokcigdem

The Dialogue in Silence exhibition

Articles: Five Ways Museums Can Increase Empathy in the World

By Elif M. Gokcigdem | January 9, 2017

Museums are a safe place to explore other points of view, cultures, and histories.

 

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