preservation

Post image for In Acts of Resistance, Artists and Scholars Digitally Reconstruct the Past

In the past year alone, members of ISIS have marred cultural treasures in Iraq and Syria, taking sledgehammers and drills to statues at the Mosul Museum and delivering numerous blows to the ancient site of Palmyra, including its 1,800-year-old Arch of Triumph.

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Post image for Kaleidoscopic Interior by Pritzker Prize–Winning Architect Faces Demolition in NYC

Since opening in 1976, 1 United Nations Plaza has been an experience like tumbling into a hall of mirrors.

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Post image for From a 12,000-Year-Old Turkish City to a Finnish Airport, Europe’s Most At-Risk Heritage Sites

Western media stories about cultural heritage destruction have recently focused on places like Syria, Iraq, and Libya.

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Post image for At a Queer Film Festival, a Collective Offers to Digitize Your Videos for Free

It’s the opening night of MIX NYC’s 28th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, and at the entrance to the festival’s art installations, XFR Collective (pronounced “transfer collective”) has set up their decks and monitors, ready for work.

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Post image for The Most Endangered Heritage Sites of 2016, from Cuban Art Schools to the Oldest Underwater City

The World Monuments Fund has announced 50 sites around the globe that are in danger of disappearing due to development, war, neglect, natural disaster, or deliberate destruction.

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Post image for New Service Will Preserve and Frame Your Tattoos After You Die

You may now bequeath your tattoos to your loved ones to frame and display, just like any other work of art that you value or that may be a family heirloom.

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Post image for City Council Bill Could Limit NYC’s Landmarking Power

At a public hearing next Wednesday, New York City Council’s Committee on Land Use will consider a bill that would majorly impact landmarking in the city.

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Post image for A New Afterlife for Cemeteries: Training Future Preservationists

The sprawling 19th-century cemeteries whose monuments and mausoleums dot the United States are often short on hands to preserve their heritage.

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Post image for A Midcentury Manhattan Mosaic Returns to Public View

A midcentury mosaic forgotten for years beneath metal paneling on a Midtown Manhattan office building is now restored and on permanent public view.

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Post image for The History of NYC’s First Nine Landmark Parks

On a July morning, at the tender age of five, I watched the building next to my Bronx tenement capitulate to the blows of a wrecking ball.

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