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Rome: An Ancient City in the 21st Century

I will admit that walking in the dark on a glass floor suspended 10 feet over an archaeological site several yards underground gave me pause at first. But once the room was illuminated by a multimedia presentation highlighting the ancient mosaic tile floors, columns, swimming pools, baths, and...

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Forum Webinar: Managing Photography at Historic Sites

On March 19 Preservation Leadership Forum and two of the National Trust’s Historic Sites joined forces to host the most recent Forum Webinar —a conversation about DIY photography at historic sites. Panelists Corey Heyward, Wexler Curatorial Fellow at Drayton Hall , and Christa Carr, director...

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Network: The Computer Bulletin Board

Satellite transmission. Telecommunication. A fax machine in every office. A computer on every desk. A phone in every car. Communication is constantly improving and the world is continually growing smaller because of these expanding opportunities. Can the preservation community grow closer...


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We Can Carry the Change in Preservation Forward—But Not Alone

Preservationists have made substantial progress toward a more inclusive, less restricted movement. Our practice is increasingly multifaceted—we are staffing historic sites, working in construction trades, supporting real estate and economic development, and working as advocacy professionals. And...

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Using Technology to Enhance Historical Narratives

By Brendan Ciecko Today more than ever, technology is redefining the way we interact with historical narratives. What is technology’s role in historic preservation? And how can it boost awareness of historic preservation and architectural heritage? How can we leverage new digital channels to...

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Virtual Reality Tours: Successes, Challenges, and Lessons Learned at Villa Lewaro

In May 2018 the National Trust for Historic Preservation decided to create a virtual reality (VR) tour of Villa Lewaro , a National Trust National Treasure. The tour was designed to help us promote our work centering African American history at the 2018 Essence Festival in New Orleans, July...

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Forum Journal: Technology Transforming Preservation

By Priya Chhaya and Reina Murray A little more than a year ago, the two of us were tasked with surveying the role technology plays in historic preservation. Over the course of many subsequent hours of planning—and cups of coffee—we tackled this broad subject. We ultimately decided to focus...

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Forum Webinar: Building Connections Using Social Photography + Video

During the latest Forum Webinar, presenters discussed the importance of using social photography and video to build connections and audience. Listen to a recording of the webinar to hear Sarah Heffern, Kirsten Hower, and Raina Regan from the National Trust for Historic Preservation—as well as...

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Interior Space: Preserving the International Space Station through Photography

By Roland Miller Editor's note: National Trust for Historic Preservation staff members Priya Chhaya and Carson Bear recorded the live interview with Roland Miller and astronaut Paolo Nespoli that is featured in the clips embedded in this post. The full playlist of clips from that interview is...

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