Urban Preservation in Context: Challenges and New Approaches in the Mid-Atlantic Region
SAVE THE DATE!
This workshop calls together preservationists, city planners, community leaders, academics and students to focus on new approaches to urban historic preservation and their relevance to urban conservation in New Jersey, New York, and the entire mid-Atlantic region. Central to our discussion will be the implementation of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL, 2011).
DATE: Friday, May 2, 2014
TIME: 10AM – 5PM (lunch will be provided, reception to follow)
LOCATION: Lower Dodge Gallery
Zimmerli Art Museum
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
10:00 – 10:05 Opening Remarks
10:05 – 10:35 Patricia O’Donnell, Historic Urban Landscapes: Integrating Culture &
Sustainability for a Vibrant Future through UNESCO HUL Mainstreaming 10:35 – 10:55 Conversation with Audience
11:00 – 11:20 Susan Gruel and Fred Heyer, HULs from the Bottom Up: What Does it Mean for Neighborhoods and Towns?
11:20 – 11:50 Conversation with Audience
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:05 – 1:25 Matthew Hill, From the Delaware Riverfront to Washington Square Park: The Historic Urban Landscape Approach in Philadelphia 1:25 – 1:55 Conversation with Audience
2:00 – 2:20 Gabrielle Esperdy, Entropic Snapshots of the Garden State: Defining Historic Urban Landscapes in the City of New Jersey 2:20 – 2:50 Conversation with Audience
3:00 – 4:00 Panel Discussion moderated by Adi Sela Wiener
4:00 – 5:00 Reception
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies and the Penn Cultural Heritage Center.
Bring Back the Monuments Men (The Wall Street Journal)
April 13 Walking Tour in Manhattan
CHAPS and friends/family are invited to the Sunday April 13 preservation walking tour in Manhattan.
Hold the date for our last Sunday preservation walking tour on April 13. We will begin at 10 AM with the tour starting at the Villard houses in Manhattan ( 455 Madison Avenue. between 50 and 51st streets ).This tour is led by Tony Robbins, a preservationist, author, and professional tour guide.. Tony is terrific and the tour will take us to “landmark “ preservation buildings in central Manhattan ( air rights transfer from the Villard houses, the legal issues involving the designated St Bartholomew’s Church, the designation of the Lever/Seagram buildings, and the history and preservation of Grand Central Terminal ( GCT ). The tour ends about noon at GCT. All students , family and friends are invited and this is an outstanding opportunity to have fun and learn about preservation. There is a $ 15 per person charge for the tour. (This amount incorporates a Bloustein subsidy as Robbins charges for his time.)
Forum UNESCO Announcement
This two year master’s degree program (30 credits) emphasizes the development of a broad understanding of heritage contexts and policies along with development of professional skills through seminars and directed internships. Its aim is to train students in theoretical and practical approaches to cultural heritage conservation, specifically the monuments, sites, objects and inherited practices that constitute the tangible and intangible remains of the past.
The program is multidisciplinary and cross-cultural in emphasis. Faculty includes both academics from a variety of disciplines and heritage professionals. Courses are also offered through CHAPS Abroad, emphasizing interaction with faculty and professionals within the host country. A major focus is practical professional experiences, which includes internship or fieldwork with an appropriate cultural institution, firm, or governmental/non-governmental agency. Opportunities are available at local, national and international levels, and reflect the student's area of focus.
As an affiliated member of the Project Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage, CHAPS is globally focused and committed to working in collaboration with UNESCO for the protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage through joint research and education initiatives.
Application to the program is competitive and open to students with a bachelor degree and strong interest in cultural heritage studies, regardless of field. Applicants with related professional experience are welcome to apply.
For application materials: http://www.rutgers.edu/admissions/graduate-admissions
The destruction of the idols: Syria’s patrimony at risk from extremists
The country’s wealth of archaeological treasures is under threat both from iconoclastic Islamic fundamentalists and looters operating amid the lawlessness of war