Decorative plasterwork is one of the richest traditions of the Jacobean period, and the ornate ceilings of Apethorpe Hall and Charlton House are amongst the most celebrated examples.
Created at the peak of Imperial China's economic and cultural importance, the Qianlong Garden complex in the Forbidden City was intended to be the center of the retirement retreat of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799).
The last permanent slave market in East Africa was in Zanzibar (Tanzania) and was closed in 1873.
“Latin American Modernism at Risk” explores the preservation challenges, including changing economies, modernization, and development, being faced by modern buildings and sites in Latin America today.
This three-day symposium in St. Louis will feature a keynote speech on preservation of mid-century structures by Gunny Harboe, plus 23 lectures, a panel discussion, poster session, and tours by leading professionals from across the country.
Please join us for a presentation by Fabio Grementieri on the remarkable architecture of Buenos Aires.
In the aftermath of mass violence, how are buildings and material culture belonging to victimized cultures abandoned, destroyed, disregarded, and repurposed by both perpetrator state and non-state actors? Can current academic discourse on the ethical issues concerning destroyed or appropriated material culture have an impact on public and international policy concerning restoration, restitution, and social justice? This conference will explore these general themes and include an in-depth and multi-layered consideration of the ruins of the medieval city of Ani in eastern Turkey.
Rome offers a wider spectrum of urban configurations than any other city, from the twisting arterial streets of the Campus Martius, through the straight streets of the Renaissance, to the spacious and well-watered splendor of such dynastic spaces as Piazza Farnese, Piazza Barberini, Fontana di Trevi, and Piazza Navona.
World Monuments Fund (WMF) and the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) are hosting the forum Building the Future: The Role of Heritage in the Sustainable Development of Yangon, January 15-17, 2015.
Join us for a presentation on Fundidora Park, an industrial archaeology museum and public park in the heart of Monterrey, Mexico—one of nine recipients of a grant from American Express for sites on the 2014 World Monuments Watch.