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Fall 2008 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

​ Table of Content Interstate Safety Rest Areas: Enhancing the American Travel Experience by Joanna Dowling Considering Archeology: What Site Stewards Should Know by Scott M. Grammer The Paradores of Spain: A Sojourn to Refresh the Preservation Soul by Theodore Ligibel ...

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The Heritage Film Set: A UK Perspective on Caring for Historic Filming Locations

By Clare Flynn Hogwarts, Winterfell, Downton Abbey, the First Jedi Temple—the images that spring to mind when one considers many of the iconic settings from recent films and television series are not of fictional or imaginary places, but rather of the real-life heritage sites that...

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Fall 2013 Forum Journal: Study Abroad: Global Perspectives

Whether they are preserving thousand-year-old terraces in China or medieval French churches, preservationists around the world face many of the same challenges. How to design compatible additions to historic buildings? Should sacred spaces be repurposed? Is commercialism of historic sites a good...


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Preserving Japan’s Traditional Landscapes

Kumakura, a quintessential Japanese mountain village in Gunma Prefecture northwest of Tokyo, was settled about 150 years ago. The dry, well-drained slopes of the surrounding mountains proved to be perfect for growing mulberry, and residents terraced the steep hillsides, building up solid stone...

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Students Bring Life to a Historic Tokyo House

Tokyo preservationists often employ subtle techniques to save endangered places. When hundreds of prominent citizens appeared one day, with pads and pencils, to sketch Tokyo Station, officials got the message and eventually promised to save the 1914 landmark. Now another strategy -- a...

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Radical Preservation: Toward A New And More Ancient Paradigm

Preservation poses both problems and unanticipated potential. National Trust President Richard Moe has recently distinguished preservation from history, and by history I assume that he means scholarly disciplines for interpreting the past which include history, archeology, and architectural...

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A Preservation Response to Global Warming: Jumping on the Bandwagon or Leading our own Parade?

For most visitors to Amsterdam, a trip to the Stopera isn’t high on their to-do list. The omission is not entirely unwarranted, as the unlovely and unloved City Hall/Opera House was built after years of protest on a site that was once the heart of Amsterdam’s historic Jewish Quarter. Those who...

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Considering Archeology: What Site Stewards Should Know

Owning or managing a historic site is a daunting and expensive task. One must maintain the historic structure and any new infrastructure, drawing on limited funds that are also needed for staff salaries, interpretative programming, collections management, and more. But there’s something...

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The Paradores of Spain: A Sojourn to Refresh the Preservation Soul

Imagine this scenario: You are invited to a meeting with an aide to the President who presents you with this proposal: Identify the most important historic places in the nation in need of preservation that are in economically depressed areas and that have high heritage tourism potential, so...

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Contemporary Design in Historic Districts-A UK Perspective

In the Summer 2007 issue of this journal, de Teel Patterson Tiller struck a familiar chord when he introduced “ Obey the Imperatives of Our Own Moment: A Call for Quality Contemporary Design in Historic Districts .” Tiller opened by stating: “It is axiomatic that the heritage preservation...