Since 1992, the National Trust’s Diversity Scholarship Program
has supported the attendance of community leaders new to preservation and emerging preservation professionals at the National Preservation Conference. More than 2,100 individuals from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds have participated in the program to date. Last year at the National Preservation Conference in Indianapolis, we interviewed six scholars to learn more about their work with groups historically underrepresented in the preservation movement, the role of intangible heritage in their respective community’s preservation practice, and how their work differs from how preservation organizations have traditionally approached preservation.
This interview originally appeared in the Spring 2014 Forum Journal.
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Diversity Scholars interviewed include:
African American Museum of the Arts, Deland, Fla.
Living History Initiative, LLC, East Point, Ga.
Los Angeles Conservancy, Los Angeles, Calif.
Warren A. James Architecture + Planning, New York, N.Y.
Asian Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation, Los Angeles, Calif.
Architectural Historian, San Francisco, Calif.
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