Subject: Please support the ACMS

Please consider making a donation to support emerging scholars that will build greater understanding of Mongolia
ACMS Fellow Sandra Vanderwarf with rock art on a fieldtrip in the Mongolian countryside.

Dear Friend of ACMS,

As the new US-based ACMS Executive Director, I want to reach out to you as 2017 draws to a close to ask for your help. Your donations are crucial to ensure that ACMS programs such as fellowships for young researchers, efforts to document and preserve Mongolia’s cultural heritage, and training courses for Mongolian academics and librarians continue.

In 2017 the ACMS hosted numerous visiting student groups, sent Mongolian scholars to the Smithsonian Institution for training, and hosted its continuing series of Speaker events in Ulaanbaatar, successfully connecting scholars to a wider audience. In 2018 we will host an NEH-funded Summer Institute for K-12 teachers at the University of Pennsylvania and are planning a major cultural heritage conference in Ulaanbaatar as part of our Cultural Heritage program supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Please consider an end-of-year gift, above and beyond membership dues--your support is vital in maintaining a strong on-ground ACMS presence in Mongolia and in further strengthening academic and research ties between Mongolia and the United States.

Jonathan Addleton
Executive Director
American Center for Mongolian Studies
Fellow Highlight
A conservator of historic and artistic works, Sandra Vanderwarf describes her ACMS Fellowship as "transformative". Her main institution affiliation while in Mongolia has been with the National Museum of Mongolia, based on a request to establish a barcode inventory system for the Museum's cultural heritage collection.

Sandra's work also receives support from the U.S. Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation, helping to secure the Museum's collection, while also making it more accessible to scholars.

She is developing a case study based on her work in Mongolia which will be included in a book on barcoding she is co-authoring. In addition, perspectives from Sandra and Dr. Julia Clark, ACMS Cultural Heritage Coordinator, were featured in a recent (October 26, 2017) article in the Guardian newspaper under the headline, "Beyond Genghis Khan: How Looting Threatens to Erase Mongolia's History".

"The spirit of the ACMS team makes it a home away from home, a vibrant workspace, a well curated library, a language school and a place to connect with Mongolians and others from around the world." - Sandra Vanderwarf

Sandra’s quote perfectly encapsulates the important role that the ACMS plays, which is possible thanks to your continued support.

Thank you for your interest and continued commitment to Mongolia--and please consider making an end-of-year donation to ACMS to ensure that we can continue to support Cultural Heritage programs as well as scholars and innovators like Sandra Vanderwarf!
The ACMS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and donations are
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in 2018 and beyond! Thank you in advance.
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