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ERIC Number: EJ943927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
Caring for America's Colleges and Universities: Stewardship Lessons from the Getty Foundation Campus Heritage Initiative
Melnick, Robert Z.
Planning for Higher Education, v39 n3 p8-17 Apr-Jun 2011
The purpose of the Getty Foundation's Campus Heritage Initiative was to assist colleges and universities in the United States in managing and preserving the integrity of their significant historic buildings, sites, and landscapes. The projects supported through this initiative focused on research and survey of historic resources, preparation of preservation master plans, and detailed conservation assessments and analyses. These grants, which did not support conservation implementation or new design, were for entire campuses or significant portions of campuses. A review of the Campus Heritage Initiative grants and subsequent projects reveals a number of observations and lessons learned. The most important observation, revealed through a number of post-project interviews, is the impact of this initiative in sparking a national discussion and effort to identify, assess, and preserve campus heritage resources. Chief among the lessons learned is that consideration of the effects of campus development on campus heritage need to be integrated within the planning process. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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