Past Events

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May 05, 2015

Latin American Modernism at Risk

“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.

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April 14, 2015 to April 16, 2015

Midcentury Modern: Materials and Preservation

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.

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February 20, 2015

Monuments and Memory

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.

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February 09, 2015

2015 Paul Mellon Lecture

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.

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October 30, 2014

The Maestranza: Yesterday and Today

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.

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The very places that convey great achievements, the passage of time, and the stability of culture are frequently proving fragile against the backdrop of natural disaster, warfare, and civil and religious conflict.

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September 18, 2014

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesins

Join us for an engaging look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s extraordinary twin masterpieces, Taliesin and Taliesin West, illustrated with photographs and stories that bring to life the complexity and excitement of preserving these unique historic sites. Taliesin (Welsh for “shining brow”), the architect’s lifelong home, lies in the lush hills of rural Spring Green, Wisconsin. .

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