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View Resource National Trust for Historic Preservation

Chartered by the United States Congress over fifty years ago, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is a private, nonprofit organization which was formed in order "to encourage public participation in the preservation of sites, buildings, and objects significant in American history." Since that time, the National Trust has worked to preserve a host of structures that have some importance to...

https://savingplaces.org/
View Resource Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation is the professional institute that represents conservation professionals in both the public and private sectors throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Currently the Institute has over 1300 members, representing 15 different subfields within the profession. The mission of the Institute is "to establish the highest standards of conservation...

http://www.ihbc.org.uk
View Resource Institute of Historic Building Conservation

The Institute of Historic Building Conservation is the professional institute that represents conservation professionals in both the public and private sectors throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland. Currently the Institute has over 1300 members, representing 15 different subfields within the profession. The mission of the Institute is "to establish the highest standards of conservation...

http://www.ihbc.org.uk
View Resource Heritage status brings unexpected consequences

‘Three Rivers’ hydro-electric project checked by World Heritage Status http://www.ciobinternational.org/openArticle.asp?ArticleID=4834 Not everything can be preserved exactly as it is for all time http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=86162006 World Heritage Centre: The List http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/ World Heritage Education...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0120
View Resource The Society for Historical Archaeology

Some of you gentle readers may be asking: “What’s historical archaeology?” Simply put, this field is “the study of the material remains of past societies that also left behind some other form of historical evidence.” With a membership base that ranges from newcomers to seasoned professionals, The Society for Historical Archaeology is a group whose work will be of general interest to those with a...

https://sha.org/
View Resource World Monuments Fund

In the early 1960s, Colonel James A. Gray started the organization that would become the World Monuments Fund (WMF). With a keen eye towards preserving places and monuments associated with the great cultural achievements spread across the continents, the WMF’s first project was to assist in the restoration of the medieval churches in Lalibela, Ethiopia. With offices in New York and across Western...

https://www.wmf.org/
View Resource World Monuments Watch

Whether from civil unrest or environmental degradation, many of the world's great cultural and historical landmarks remain threatened. Fortunately, there are groups like the World Monument Watch who keep close tabs on the state of these important resources. On the site, visitors can traipse on through an interactive map of the world to learn about each site. For each site, visitors will find a...

https://www.wmf.org/watch/watch_year/2016
View Resource The Getty Conservation Institute

Started in 1985, The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) "works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts." Their mission is quite broad, as it includes conservation projects that involve architecture, individual objects, and site examinations. First-time visitors may wish to start by looking at the "What's New" area on the right-hand side of the homepage. Here they will...

http://www.getty.edu/conservation/
View Resource Michigan State Housing Development Authority

Most states have a housing development authority; Michigan’s SHDA is well known for its work in encouraging downtown redevelopment projects and a range of creative solutions to providing long-term housing solutions for the state's residents. On the homepage, visitors can look over the Spotlight area to learn about the long-term projects that the SHDA is working on. On the left hand side of the...

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https://www.michigan.gov/shpo
View Resource Smarthistory: ARCHES

Launched in 2005 by art historians Beth Harris and Steven Zucker, Smarthistory provides a wealth of resources for teaching and learning art history. One such resource is ARCHES, or the At Risk Cultural Heritage Education Series. This series offers a multimedia online textbook about issues surrounding the preservation of cultural heritage objects. In particular, this collection of short essays,...

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https://smarthistory.org/arches-intro/