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Preserving Modern Resources Webinar

How does one preserve and protect modern resources and what unique challenges do these resources present? This "how-to" webinar will examine strategies for advocating for the protection of modern resources. Case studies from successful efforts to preserve modern resource will be presented, along with a brief overview how to advocate and mobilize local support for modern resources.

Speakers

140204_blog_photo_capen-bargeChristine Madrid French, architectural historian, was born and raised in Los Angeles. She graduated from the University of Utah in Architectural Studies in 1992 and worked for the National Park Service as an historian in Washington, D.C. Ms. French earned a master's degree in Architectural History from the University of Virginia in 1998. She is also a writer and photographer, with her work appearing in U.S. News & World Report, Virginia Living, Modernism Magazine, and Landscape Architecture. In 2000, she co-founded the Recent Past Preservation Network and served as the president for nine years. She then worked as the Director of the Modernism + Recent Past Program for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a two-year project funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, through 2011. She taught architectural history at the University of Central Florida and is an Expert Member on the 20th-Century Heritage Committee for the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). French is now serving as Curator of History at the Art and History Museums—Maitland in Central Florida and as Project Director for Preservation Capen, the landmark effort to save an 1885 house by cutting it in two and floating it across a lake to the grounds of the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens. The house is now being restored on its new site.

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