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March CHC symposium to feature  Houston building preservationists

CHC symposium to feature Houston preservation experts

posted February 11, 2014
The challenges and rewards of preserving historic buildings in Houston will be discussed by leaders in the city’s preservation community at “Houston: Building Stories,” the 15th annual preservation symposium hosted March 21-22, 2014, by Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation.
Associated Press report features CHC’s Alamo preservation work

AP report showcases CHC Alamo project

posted February 11, 2014
Bob Warden, director of the Center for Heritage Conservation, is heading a team of graduate students using scanning and recording equipment and computer aided-design software to create detailed 2- and 3-D models of one of Texas's most historic structures, the Alamo.
Students’ 2003 report inspires restoration of historic library

Students’ report in 2003 inspires library renovation

posted January 29, 2014
The once-deteriorating Carnegie library in Franklin, Texas, whose restoration was inspired by a 2003 report created by graduate building preservation technology students at Texas A&M, hosted a celebration of its 100th anniversary Jan. 14, 2014.
CHC documenting the Alamo's changes throughout the years

CHC documenting Alamo's evolution

posted June 4, 2013
Digital models of the Alamo, a shrine in Texas’ battle for independence from Mexico, are being created by Bob Warden, director of Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation, and Master of Architecture students at Texas A&M.
Historic Preservation Symposium spotlights Texas heritage projects

CHC symposium highlights Texas preservation efforts

posted January 31, 2013
Preservation efforts throughout Texas were highlighted at the Texas A&M Center for Heritage Conservation’s annual Historic Preservation Symposium scheduled March 1-2 at the Langford Architecture Center's Preston Geren Auditorium.
CHC documenting historical sites in Texas, Belize, San Francisco

CHC documenting historical sites in Belize, Texas, Calif.

posted October 25, 2012
Historic sites at California’s most famous prison, in the jungles of Belize and closer-to-home in the town of Belton, Texas are three of the most recent documentation projects undertaken by Texas A&M’s Center for Heritage Conservation.
D-Day Ranger monument saved by Aggie-led restoration effort

CHC-led effort saves Ranger Memorial

posted March 13, 2012
Visitors to Pointe du Hoc in Normandy, France, can once again visit a cliffside monument honoring the World War II heroism of U.S. Army Rangers, led by a future Texas A&M president, following a $6 million site restoration based on information gathered by the university’s Center for Heritage Conservation.
CHC team tackles Alcatraz, Texas shipwreck preservation projects

CHC images Alcatraz, LaSalle's 1686 ship

posted June 21, 2011
Researchers from the Center for Heritage Conservation visited Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay June 6-11, 2011 where they used sophisticated surveying equipment to collect data to create detailed 2- and 3-D models of the island and its historic structures for documentation purposes.

Events

2014 Historic Preservation Symposium

March 21-March 22, 2014

The 15th annual CHC symposium will focus on preservation efforts in the city of Houston and surrounding areas. Elizabeth Wiedower will be our Friday night speaker and will be speaking on the Astrodome. Our Saturday speakers and titles are: Stephen Fox, "The History of Historic Preservation in Houston"; Gerald Moorhead, "Preservation in Practice"; and Anna Mod, "Preservation in Progress". For registration and a full schedule, click here.

2013 Historic Preservation Symposium

March 1-March 2, 2013

The 14th annual CHC symposium will focus on Historic Preservation research and education occurring at many of the universities in Texas.  Presentations will be short 10 minute introductions to what students and professors are doing at these universities. Represented universities are...read more

ICCROM 4th Training Course on Conservation of Built Heritage, Rome, Italy

March 2-April 22, 2012

The course aims at serving a wide range of conservation practitioners and decision makers by placing technical issues within the broader conservation context in order to link them to planning and management concerns. The first part... read more

1st International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
April 9-April 13, 2012
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid, together with the Consell Insular deMenorca are organizing this international conference to generate a meeting point on Archaeology management and treatment of ... read more

Lecture: "World Heritage and Economic Development" Edinburgh, United Kingdom
17 April 2012
The lecture “World Heritage and Economic Development”, organized by Edinburgh World Heritage together with the City of Edinburgh Council and RSA Fellows MCICH Network, will take place... read more

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