Monthly Archives: March 2013

Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question?

Forget The Mission Statement. What’s Your Mission Question? | Co.Design: business + innovation + design. This article has some solid points that would be useful for any organization to think about, I expect.  It focuses on the concept of returning … Continue reading

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5 Lessons In UI Design, From A Breakthrough Museum

1 | 5 Lessons In UI Design, From A Breakthrough Museum | Co.Design: business + innovation + design. Although focusing on what the Cleveland Museum of Art’s successful use of interactive media means for effective design in public spaces, this … Continue reading

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Questioning the Social Paradigm behind World Heritage Listings

This spring semester, I am doing an independent study with a professor who has worked extensively on World Heritage Sites in Cambodia and nearby Southeast Asian nations, as well as with organizations related to the funding, preservation management and interpretation … Continue reading

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“Between dream and reality: Debating the impact of World Heritage Listing”

Call for papers – Universitetet i Oslo. This conference, to be held in Oslo on November 14th-15th of this year, seems like it might fit well into the direction I have started to shift my research, so I’ll be keeping … Continue reading

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The Science of Preservation: A Podcast on the Conservation of a Crumbling Church in Philadelphia

Episode 169: Neighborhood Preservation | Chemical Heritage Foundation. “March 19, 2013 | Distillations Staff Download Subscribe in iTunes Majestic old buildings testify to the rich history of cities across the world. But why do some of these buildings seem unaged while … Continue reading

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The Reconstruction of Mecca’s Grand Mosque Involves Extensive Damage to Major Historical Features

In a move that is controversial among both heritage professionals and Muslim groups outside of the extremist Wahabi government of Saudi Arabia, the rulers of Islam’s birthplace have begun construction on the Grand Mosque of Mecca in order to expand … Continue reading

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Will the AAMD’s Newly Updated Guidelines Lead to Substantial Change in Museum Collecting Practices?

Center for Art Law: Will the AAMD’s Newly Updated Guidelines Lead to Substantial Change in Museum Collecting Practices? “In late January, the Association of Art Museum Directors (the AAMD) announced that it was publishing a revision to its “Guidelines on … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: Islamist violence against Hindu and Buddhist community places

Originally posted on conflict antiquities:
On the 28th of February, in reaction to the convictions of the Bangladeshi Islamist movement’s leaders for crimes during its 1971 Liberation War/war of independence, Islamists initiated a wave of hate crimes that caused ‘déjà…

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Libya: Benghazi’s new Coptic church has been set on fire, burned or burned out

Originally posted on conflict antiquities:
My social media monitors picked up that @libyanproud had reported: ‘Coptic Church in Benghazi burned in retaliation to the Libyan flag burning at the Libyan embassy in Cairo’. I saw the photo and shared the…

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Jon Jarvis, Director of the US National Park Service, Discusses National Heritage Areas

Heritage Areas – YouTube Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, created this video as part of efforts to promote a system of National Heritage Areas in the US, and discusses the basics of how they fundamentally rely on … Continue reading

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