Sharpening Essential Practices of Preservation

September 8, 2021

Whether new to the practice of preservation or a long-time advocate, the sessions in this subtheme will help you expand your skill sets and gain practical knowledge that directly impacts your work. You’ll get a fresh look at essential preservation tools, learn about innovations implemented in response to the pandemic, and discuss opportunities for greater collaboration and impact.

Highlights include:

  • Tools for Inclusive Heritage Conservation: Learn how to use thematic frameworks, theme studies, and context statements to help expand significance beyond great architectural works or historic events.
  • Merging Traditional Skills with Contemporary Tools: Explore the techniques the faculty and students at Tuskegee University—the only Historically Black College and University campus recognized as a National Historic Landmark—are using to document the campus.
  • A Cleveland Case Study: Rescuing Properties in the Demolition Pipeline: Hear about the unusual partnership formed by the City of Cleveland's Department of Building and Housing and the Cleveland Restoration Society to preserve, rather than demolish, historic buildings.
  • Using Building Codes to Save Buildings: Learn how to ensure that owners, design professionals, and code officials are knowledgeable about the various code paths available to them.
  • Financing Historic Preservation: The Historic Tax Credit: Discuss the fundamentals of the Historic Tax Credit, the country's most successful funding tool for Historic Preservation.

Join us for PastForward Online 2021, the historic preservation event of the year, November 2-5, 2021.

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