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ERIC Number: EJ943949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
The Historian's and the Preservationist's Dilemma: The Challenge of the Recent Past in Campus Heritage Efforts
Christen, Barbara S.
Planning for Higher Education, v39 n3 p103-109 Apr-Jun 2011
This article will consider the intent and approach of the Campus Heritage Preservation Conference held in Chicago in May 2002. Organized by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts at the University of Oregon in concert with the Getty Foundation, this national conference served as an important touchstone for subsequent efforts regarding campus heritage. This article will focus on the central goal of the Chicago conference: to make preservation a positive planning tool. It will also examine aspects of the conference relevant to the preservation of artifacts of the recent past and position them in relation to discussions about the theory and practice of preservation. Particular attention will be paid to two areas of education: (1) establishing dialogues within and outside the campus and other communities and (2) advocating for continued impassioned civic engagement. Briefly, the article will also explore the recent collective efforts to take discussions about the preservation of mid-century Modern buildings on campus to a level beyond that of the final reports completed by the institutions receiving grant support. Finally, the article will lay out areas for further research and consideration with regard to these topics. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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