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PRESERVATION ARTS TRAINING WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL

Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design

PRESERVATION ARTS TRAINING WILLIAMSBURG HIGH SCHOOL
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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BACKGROUND

As part of a long term commitment to preservation training in the United States, WMF initiated a high school preservation arts training curriculum, launched as a result of a 1993 workshop for education and preservation practitioners sponsored by WMF. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF’s preservation high school partner, New Jersey Institute for Technology, works directly with Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design to implement the Preservation Arts Technology curriculum supported by WMF over the past decade. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Part of WMF’s core mission is to build capacities in the field of preservation and to improve education and training. In the United States, there have been ongoing dialogues about the need to enhance diversity in the profession and revive American conservation crafts. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
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World Monuments FundPreservation Training at Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design
January, 2014

As part of a long term commitment to preservation training in the United States, World Monuments Fund is an industry partner to Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD), supporting the school’s efforts to prepare students for internships, jobs, and other learning experiences in the field of historic preservation. Through the Preservation in Practice series, field schools, and summer internships, WMF helps supplement the classroom experience with a range of activities that provide students with hands-on training and site-based learning. Other partners in these activities include historic house museums, Green-Wood Cemetery, architecture and engineering firms, Park Avenue Armory, and many other organizations, including a 100-year-old stone-work company.

World Monuments FundWilliamsburg High School for Architecture and Design Preservation Internship Program
October, 2011

Each summer, students from Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design participate in the Preservation Internship Program, giving them real-world work experience and exposing them to the many job opportunities in the field of heritage preservation. This short film highlights their experiences during summer 2011.

World Monuments FundWindow Sash Restoration Workshop: Mount Lebanon Shaker Village
January, 2011

In summer 2010, World Monuments Fund provided scholarships for three New York City students to attend the Window Sash Restoration Workshop at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village. WMF sponsored the program in partnership with Shaker Museum and Library, North Bennet Street School, Darrow School, Hancock Shaker Village, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design, and Abyssinian Development Corporation. The students lived and worked on site for the two-week workshop learning traditional repair techniques and the significance of the Shaker sites. This video documents their experience.