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Two Approaches to Museum Collection Photography

By Julie Bly DeVere and Carrie Villar In today’s increasingly visual world, object photography is more important than ever—but what is the best approach? Hiring a professional to photograph your collections can ensure high-quality, high-resolution images of your artworks. But when your budget...

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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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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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A Career of Architectural Surveys

By Richard L. Mattson If medals were awarded for sheer numbers of historic buildings surveyed, I reckon I would make the podium. It has been quite a ride, taking off in a 1967 Camaro in 1979 to inventory farmsteads in Monroe County, Illinois, and landing in the 1990s in Charlotte, North...

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Recovering and Preserving African American Cemeteries

By Nadia Orton The reverence attached to cemeteries and burial grounds, which have long been considered sacred sites, is an example of enduring Africanisms and cultural tradition in the African American community. Burial grounds have always been regarded as places where ancestors could be...

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Bringing Research Home with Citizen History

By Elissa Frankle History is messy. History is incomplete. History benefits from manyeyes and perspectives. We know all of this, but as sites of publichistory, we can be slow to admit that our visitors have a lot to add,that we have so much more to learn, and that citizens all across...

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Doing Away With Demolition-by-Neglect

A clear explanation of affirmative maintenance requirements and demolition by-neglect procedures in historic preservation ordinances as well as recommendations for resolving maintenance problems and enforcing violations under these laws as they arise. #PreservationTools ...

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Act of identifying historic structures and districts subject to regulation in historic preservation ordinances or other preservation laws. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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Contributing Structure

Building or structure in historic district that generally has historic, architectural, cultural, or archeological significance. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection ....


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NPS at 100: Digitization of the National Register

By Paul Loether Originally Posted March 7, 2016 In this next post in a monthly series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service , Paul Loether examines the digitization of the National Register. TheNational Park Service’s (NPS) Gift to the Nation Initiative is...

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