The Preservationist's Eye: Esthetics in Reuse and Conservation of the Historic Built Environment

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To honor James Marston Fitch’s legacy during the centennial year of his birth, the Fitch Foundation will engage today’s leading heritage protection experts in one of Professor Fitch’s most passionate topics of discussion and reflection, the roles of esthetics in architectural preservation.

Speakers: Erica Avrami, Susan Buck, Rick Cook, David DeLong, Andrew Dolkart, William Higgins, Alison Hirsch, Charles Lockwood, Randy Mason, Frank Matero, Theo Prudon, John Stubbs, Michael Van Valkenburgh, George Wheeler

Saturday, 26 September, 2009
9am - 5pm
at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World
15 East 84th Street, New York City



The opening reception will be held Friday evening from 6pm to 8pm at the Arsenal in Central Park, located on Fifth Avenue at 64th Street.

Hosted by the Fitch Foundation and Columbia University’s Preservation Alumni.

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