From my perspective, as a writer, editor, and curator who has devoted his career to advocating “progressive” architecture, the answer to the question “Why preserve?” is easy: They don’t build ’em like they used to.
The question of heritage preservation is one that stress the importance of the natural and built environment . Here the initial insight that all share to greater or lesser degree is that the benefits (and on some cases burdens) of heritage issues is not fully captured in voluntary exchanges in open markets.
Join Alvaro Bellolio and Kerri Malone for a discussion about their summer 2015 fellowships with the Smithsonian Institution, organized by the Cultural Policy Center.
Bellolio will present on his evaluation of the Cultural Heritage Policy Program for the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. His evaluation examines the program’s context, history, and present state, and proposes guidelines for improvement.
Acting on an application from the Palestinian Authority, UNESCO recently designated the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem a World Heritage site, a move that amounted to a de facto recognition of the Authority as a sovereign state.
The Use of Publicly-Available Data from Antiquities Catalogs for Investigating the Antiquities Market
Join the Neubauer Collegium and the Harris School's Cultural Policy Center for a talk titled "The Use of Publicly-Available Data from Antiquities Catalogs for Investigating the Antiquities Market," with cultural heritage policy expert Dr. Neil Brodie.