Heritage, Conservation & Archaeology
Heritage, Conservation & Archaeology is a series of articles designed to give experts across the many disciplines related to site preservation an opportunity to share their experiences and generate discussion among professionals.
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Corine Wegener, founder and President of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, discusses the role and implementation of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict after the U.S. ratification of the Convention in 2009.
Staff members from the Museum of Anthropology at Wake Forest University discuss how implementing a well designed artifact database greatly increases accessibility to the museum's collections.
AIA Site Preservation Committee member Frank G. Matero discusses designing history and the conscious production of place at the former home of Benjamin Franklin.
Thomas Roby, Senior Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute and an AIA Site Preservation Committee member writes about challenges in mosaic conservation.
When dealing with archaeological sites one is often confronted with the preservation of surviving fabric that was designed and built for indoor spaces (mosaics, mural paintings, etc.) and that can hardly be presented in an open environment.
DNA research from the AIA-supported site of Hoyo Negro makes important connections between the earliest settlers of the Americas and modern Native Americans.
Download the Program's 2014 Annual Report to learn about its many accomplishments and initiatives this past year.
The most recent Site Preservation Grant was awarded to a preservation and outreach project at Narce, Italy.