In This Issue 1998 US/ICOMOS International Summer Intern Program1999 ICOMOS General Assembly in MexicoPublications, Call for PapersCalendar, Grants, Member NewsMembership US/ICOMOS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION, 19981998 SUMMER INTERN STORIESAudrone CiuraiteAudrone Ciuraite, a young architect from Vilnius, Lithuania, spent last summer documenting historic barns for Indiana’s BARN AGAIN! campaign, which was designed by the National Trust.Her internship was sponsored by the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana and the State of Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.Ciuraite works for the Institute of Monuments Restoration in Vilnius, and has spent most of the last eight years working on masonry architecture. But a few years ago, she was assigned to work on the restoration of a wooden church school building in Trakai. At that time, she discovered a strong personal interest in Lithuania’s traditional wood architecture, buildings that were built by a small Lithuanian ethnic group– the Karam people, who emigrated up from the Black sea in the 14th century.Audra wrote to US/ICOMOS, requesting an internship centered on the preservation of wood architecture. In her application she wrote, “I want to learn more about how other countries preserve wood structures, so I can help to restore Lithuanian buildings. Our wood buildings were seriously neglected during the Soviet period.”Internship ProjectAudra gathered drawings and photographs for a guide to historic barns and designed a poster to promote their preservation.Her summer began with a crash course on Indiana barns — two weeks of documentation, historical survey, the history and evolution of barns types and framing methods. Then she began her survey, sketching and photographing, producing plans, elevations, details on the framing systems, and the structures of 20 privately owned barns.She says, “In Indiana they have very different ways of keeping history . . . preservation is very organic there, people who own old buildings, continue to use and repair them. I found that the U.S. and Lithuania differ not so much in technology, but in organization and process: the Barn Again program helps to maintain barns by gathering information about heritage for owners, so people can preserve and repair them.”This program should be translated into other languages and some articles written about it. Somehow we need to move it into other countries. In Lithuania, it would be very good.”In Lithuania, we have many more historic buildings than you do, but we don’t have people living in them. In America, there are very few left, but there are examples of many different styles and ethnic groups.Marsh Davis, Director of Community Services at Historic Landmarks of Indiana was Audrone’s supervisor. He says, “Internships are such a mutually beneficial thing. If we had hired someone, it probably would have cost us more, and Audra wouldn’t have been able to come here.Audra saw large mid-western farms, livestock and rural settings, which she clearly loved, but she also took some side trips to Chicago, St. Louis and New York.Back in Vilnius, reflecting on the summer, Audrone says the internship was one of the happiest things in her life so far. Her enduring impression of the U.S. is size.”The scale is so much larger in America,” she said, “I think the people who chose to move there were more experimental than others who stayed home. . . They built big buildings in big spaces.”In Lithuania, we are more conservative, we build on a smaller scale, churches dominantes our villages and landscapes. Here our buildings are designed to show the power of God, not man, they way they do in America.”Sarah Jane Brasil:”We have nothing even remotely like Colonial Williamsburg in Australia. . . .”This summer, Sarah Jane Brasil, a heritage consultant from Canberra, Australia, discovered that small critters are a big challenge for historic buildings in the U.S.In the first part of her internship, Sarah was helping with the yearly building inspections at Colonial Williamsburg. She had designed a new database with a template to simplify the gathering of information about the 88 original buildings in Williamsburg, and the team had taken the laptop into the field with them.”I was amazed by the damage that can be done by squirrels and carpenter bees,” she said, “and birds too!””In Australia, we don’t have squirrels or any small rodenty things that damage buildings like you do. We also don’t have carpenter bees, or birds that directly attack buildings.”We do have birds that nest in buildings, I suppose, but at Williamsburg, there is an old smoke house that the birds attack for the salts that leached into the mortar during the smoking process. The damage is incredible. They also bore into the woodwork.”Another ProposalThe second part of Sarah’s internship also made use of her computer and writing skills. In that section, she pulled together a proposal for an Architectural Collections Management Database. This central source for information on Colonial Williamsburg’s 600 structures, 15,000 fragments and 66 models was planned to integrate records that are currently distributed across different departments and record systems. It will include history and maintenance reports, plans, photographs and others. It will also provide access to archaeological materials — maps, artifacts and the stratgraphic layers in which they were found.Tom Taylor,an architectural conservator at Colonial Williamsburg, was Sarah’s supervisor this summer. He says,” Sarah Jane’s proposal will be used in many ways to explain our goals — we can take it to management, use it in grant applications, or just share it with other parts of this organization.” Julie Eklund:Julie Eklund, a 1995 Anthropology/Archaeology graduate of the University of Montana, had several unforgettable experiences this summer. In the Slovak Republic, she saw pre-historic archaeology for the first time, spent time in a Gypsy village, and visited the ruins of castles and forts built along the old northern border of the Austro-Hungarian empire.The first two weeks of Eklund’s US/ICOMOS internship were spent in Bratislava at the Academia Istropolitana Nova’s Conservation Studies department. After that, she was sent to the Institute of Monuments for the Bardejov region to work on an archaeological dig in the old bastions of Bardejov.She says, “The excavating wasn’t all of it, though, we did lots of other things as well. We checked out sites that had requested permission to establish commercial use in a historic building — a coffee shop in a cellar in the town square, that sort of thing.”We also helped survey historic bell towers that were thought to have been built during the Rennaissance period. Medieval foundations were found under the towers, and it is now clear that the structures had some previous use before they became bell towers. One of the towers had a Medieval fresco under layers of paint.”As for prehistoric archaeology, Eklund says, she visited a mound burial from the Stone Age: “It had an internal structure and a ceremonial series of pits inside it. The pits were designed to create a boundary between the living and the dead.”While working on a bell tower near a Gypsy vilage, Julie met Gypsy kids who came to play at the bell tower. “It was my job to take the kids home when their numbers got too large,” she said. “One afternoon, I just stayed down in their village, playing and dancing with them and trying to learn some of their language.”There are many Gypsies in Slovakia, according to Eklund, as they were confined to that country during the Communist period, no longer permitted to continue their migratory lifestyle.Conservation and Cultural DifferencesEklund was surprised to find that Slovakians use cement for re-pointing mortar on their historic monuments. “I understand now how important is is to make our field accessible and understandable to everyone. This is also necessary in the U.S. — people here think conservators are people who save wetlands.”It was a good experience for me, to try to explain the cement stuff to the Slovakians. . . I didn’t want to come on too strong. My supervisor just decided I was too young to know anything, but the architect in the office was very interested.”I think internships are so important for information sharing. Slovakians need to visit places where there is a stronger preservation tradition.””I’m still in touch with our Slovak intern, Ivan Profant, who spent the summer surveying in Alabama. It makes me laugh to think about him down there — that was a culture shock for sure. The climate in Slovakia is wooded and cool in the summer, you know, and no one thinks you’re a freak if you don’t have a car. The work atmosphere is also very laid-back, not pressured at all.Some days I would say, “What do you want me to do? I’ve just got to accomplish something today.” Other afternoons I would just sit and listen to people who told me about Communism and how things have changed since then. My supervisor was once arrested for translating American pop music lyrics into the Slovak language. Preservation was different then too. It wasn’t neglected, but it was routine for new doors and windows to be installed in historic structures at that time, so some architectural detail was lost.Julie will begin her M.Sc. in Conservation at University College, London next Fall. In the meantime, she is working for Clifford Price, a future professor, on a project to mitigate damage caused by soluble salts in stone.Julie says,”He is working on a computer program that will instruct conservators on how to mitigate salt damage. The idea is that data about chemicals present in the stone will be entered into the computer, which will process the information, and advise how best to control the crystallization hydration process, so it won’t do any more damage,” she said.Looking back on the Summer”For me the biggest thing about the US/ICOMOS internship is that you get to meet people who are established in the preservation field, both in Washington and abroad. It is such a powerful opportunity to be thrown into the crowd of international professionals and be treated as a colleague.”I think now that that’s really the point of the program — you don’t have to fight your way in. . . .But the cultural experience is also so important, it really forms your attitudes about preservation and the world,” she said.Susan Tillack:Susan Tillack, a Master’s student at the University of Oregon in Eugene, worked in Petra, Jordan this summer for the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR), the leading conservation and restoration organization in Jordan.Susan documented previous conservation intervention on the Petra church, a Byzantine structure that dates from the mid-5th to 6th century. It is located within the boundaries of UNESCO’s Petra National Park, a World heritage site.Susan drew and later inked 17 drawings of the Petra church, including measured elevations and sections of the church walls and measured, full and half-scale drawings of its column capitals and other fragments.”Her drawings will become a part of a detailed archaeological base map that ACOR is creating to monitor the state of their monuments conservation. Hashemite University in Jordan will set up their database, following the recommendations of a 1996 US/ICOMOS Petra site management study.Only a very small part of the area being mapped has been excavated — the Great Temple; the Temple of the Winged Lions; the Petra church, the Ridge church, and the Roman shops. Remains in the other 95 percent of the area have yet to be described.Susan spent three months in Petra, from June 10 to August, drawing and photographing the church. She lived in a cabin at the site with student archaeologists from Brown University who were excavating the Great Temple complex across the old Roman road from the church.Her daily schedule was grueling: breakfast at dawn, a 10 a.m. break for a second breakfast, lunch at 2 p.m, then back to work at the center in the afternoon and evening, followed by dinner. This was a six-day week for Susan and the other Brown students, but unlike them, she worked alone most of the time.Susan did hire a helper at one point. She says, “While I was doing the measuring, I had an assistant — a local Bedouin man — who held the dumb end of the tape and water level and who called out stone dimensions while I noted them on my sketches.” Before and after her time in Petra, Susan worked in the photo and drawing archives at ACOR headquarters in Amman.THE XII ICOMOS GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM – OCTOBER 1999ICOMOS will open its triennial General Assembly October 17-23, 1999 in Mexico City. Sections of the meeting will then move to Guanajuato, Morelia, and Guadalajara, and the entire group will join together again for elections and closing sessions in Guadalajara. The meeting will focus on ICOMOS International Scientific Committees and their work.Registration fee for ICOMOS members will be $250 until December 1998 and $400 after that time. Early registration is suggested. For more information, contact ICOMOS Mexicano: Fax: (011) (525) 277-3166 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org(see call for papers )FORMER INTERN HELPS RESTORE ENDANGERED MONASTERY Eight years ago, Katheryn Sather, a US/ICOMOS intern from Minneapolis, went to work in England for the summer. Since that time, she has worked in places as different as Washington, D.C. and Zanzibar, but now she finds herself back in Britain, working for the same organization that hosted her in 1990 — The British Historic Buildings Trust.Kathryn is no longer surveying historic buildings in Derbyshire, however: she is a private consultant working on one of world’s most endangered sites — The Saint Francis Church and Monastery in Manchester, England.The church is on the 1998 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites, and was graded by English Heritage in the top six percent of listed buildings in the U.K.Designed by Edward Welby Pugin (son of Augustus Pugin, designer of the Houses of Parliament), St. Francis was built at the height of the industrial revolution in Manchester (1863-1872) and served as the center of Manchester’s Catholic community. It is a red brick, High Victorian Gothic building with interiors that were once adorned with alabaster and marble altars, carved stone columns, and elaborate stained glass windows.In 1989, after their congregation left the inner city, the Franciscans sold the building to a developer and left the monastery. Since that time it has suffered complete neglect — its interior has been looted, and rainwater and pigeons are in the church.Recently local people with memories of the old St.Francis have come together to get emergency weather proofing done. Plans are being finalized to convert the buildings into an interfaith community center.Kathryn says a private charity has been established to restore the St. Francis complex, explaining that in Britain special charities are often established to take on derelict buildings. After restoration, the charity can re-sell the building and use profits to fund more restorations.”This works because British charities have different tax regimes,” Kathryn says, “and need only make a five percent profit on their restorations. The level of grants is also higher for these buildings, as we take on derelict buildings that a commercial developer would never touch. By necessity, then, we get higher grants. We buy up buildings for one pound.”Kathryn is the project manager for the project, and she says the restoration of St. Francis will be very expensive: “it is the size of a cathedral, and will cost millions of pounds to complete. We are applying to a heritage lottery fund, and for other sources of income.”Katherine says, “In my practice, I often look at potential projects. I begin by describing the history and the importance of the building. I write up a feasibility study and conservation plan, and then put together the balance sheet. After that is done, I apply to English Heritage and other grant-making bodies, and if and when all that is set, I put together the work team, hiring architects, engineers and others. Then I manage the project as we go.”The funding for the ongoing work on St. Francis is being covered by a loan from the Architectural Heritage Fund, an organization that was established 26 years ago to help the Building Preservation Trust.Kathryn says, “The Architectural Heritage Fund has a huge endowment, and can loan out the interest it makes each year to restoration projects at five percent. These funds pay the costs as we go along.”Needless to say, Kathryn is very grateful to all the organizations and foundations that have supported her work and her training. She says, “We are trying hard to fit an intern into our project here.”Eight years ago, Katheryn Sather, a US/ICOMOS intern from Minneapolis, went to work in England for the summer. Since that time, she has worked in places as different as Washington, D.C. and Zanzibar, but now she finds herself back in Britain, working for the same organization that hosted her in 1990 — The British Historic Buildings Trust.Kathryn is no longer surveying historic buildings in Derbyshire, however: she is a private consultant working on one of world’s most endangered sites — The Saint Francis Church and Monastery in Manchester, England.The church is on the 1998 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites, and was graded by English Heritage in the top six percent of listed buildings in the U.K.Designed by Edward Welby Pugin (son of Augustus Pugin, designer of the Houses of Parliament), St. Francis was built at the height of the industrial revolution in Manchester (1863-1872) and served as the center of Manchester’s Catholic community. It is a red brick, High Victorian Gothic building with interiors that were once adorned with alabaster and marble altars, carved stone columns, and elaborate stained glass windows.In 1989, after their congregation left the inner city, the Franciscans sold the building to a developer and left the monastery. Since that time it has suffered complete neglect — its interior has been looted, and rainwater and pigeons are in the church.Recently local people with memories of the old St.Francis have come together to get emergency weather proofing done. Plans are being finalized to convert the buildings into an interfaith community center.Kathryn says a private charity has been established to restore the St. Francis complex, explaining that in Britain special charities are often established to take on derelict buildings. After restoration, the charity can re-sell the building and use profits to fund more restorations.”This works because British charities have different tax regimes,” Kathryn says, “and need only make a five percent profit on their restorations. The level of grants is also higher for these buildings, as we take on derelict buildings that a commercial developer would never touch. By necessity, then, we get higher grants. We buy up buildings for one pound.”Kathryn is the project manager for the project, and she says the restoration of St. Francis will be very expensive: “it is the size of a cathedral, and will cost millions of pounds to complete. We are applying to a heritage lottery fund, and for other sources of income.”Katherine says, “In my practice, I often look at potential projects. I begin by describing the history and the importance of the building. I write up a feasibility study and conservation plan, and then put together the balance sheet. After that is done, I apply to English Heritage and other grant-making bodies, and if and when all that is set, I put together the work team, hiring architects, engineers and others. Then I manage the project as we go.”The funding for the ongoing work on St. Francis is being covered by a loan from the Architectural Heritage Fund, an organization that was established 26 years ago to help the Building Preservation Trust.Kathryn says, “The Architectural Heritage Fund has a huge endowment, and can loan out the interest it makes each year to restoration projects at five percent. These funds pay the costs as we go along.”Needless to say, Kathryn is very grateful to all the organizations and foundations that have supported her work and her training. She says, “We are trying hard to fit an intern into our project here.”SOME LOYAL SPONSORS OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM:The Royal Oak Foundation is an American membership affiliate of The National Trust of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and it has sponsored US/ICOMOS interns for many years.Damaris S. Horan, Executive Director of the Foundation, says she finds the vernacular buildings projects that many of their interns have worked on very interesting. This year’s intern, Eric Gradoia, is an example: he worked at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens documenting out buildings on the estate, and developing repair and maintenance approaches.”It has also been particularly gratifying to us that some of our interns were hired back after their internships were finished, she said.”We’ve supported the Summer Intern program for many years because we are committed to US/ICOMOS’ cultural exchanges in preservation training. We are also sohappy that the program is placing interns at an organization we support. “How could we do otherwise? When two favorite organizations come together it can only be said to be felicitious,” she said.The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is a 70-year-old philanthropic organization devoted to the preservation of significant European art and architecture and the nurturing of professional expertise in art history and conservation. For the last fifteen years, it has generously supported the Summer Intern program.Ellen Delage, US/ICOMOS Director of Programs, says, “The Kress Foundation’s support has been critical for the Summer intern program. Without it, many fewer interns could have been included in the exchange.”The Kress Foundation has broadened its support over the years, recently expanding its donations to program-wide, multi-year grants.Lisa Ackerman, Vice President of The Kress Foundation, explained their expansion in terms of their history, saying “When the Kress Foundation was founded in the 1920’s, Historic Preservation, as a discipline, didn’t exist. When I joined the organization in 1982, our fellowship program was still very focussed on supporting Fine Arts Conservation and Ph.D’s in Art History.”Our first grant to ICOMOS was intended to insure that young Americans could go to ICCROM in Rome to study. In the last 15 years, we have tried to expand the number of opportunities available for preservation students, as there are still few formal programs. We are loyal supporters of the summer program because it is very clearly a quality internship.”At the Kress Foundation, we believe that we are supporting people, not institutions, and that we are helping to prepare the future stewards of our cultural patrimony. Our primary goal is to get people out there to work on these important projects.”The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in Natchitoches, Louisiana, was created by Congress in 1992 to seek the advancement of historic preservation in archaeology, architecture, landscapes, objects and materials conservation. It is, therefore, a natural supporter of the US/ICOMOS Summer internships, according to John Robbins, Executive Director of the NCPTT:”Helping to produce the next generation of heritage professionals is absolutely central to our mission,” he says.The NCPTT has given grants to the Summer Intern program for the last three years. In addition, the NCPTT has paid for the production and printing of the Summer Intern Program Final Report.”The key to our continuing support for US/ICOMOS interns is the great trust we have in the quality of the program,” Robbins says. “It is impeccable. The internship provides a first-rate, professional experience for a young person who is beginning his or her career. Everyone needs that first important job, and US/ICOMOS has been able to provide them to interns year after year.””The Interns Final Report always confirms our commitment to the program,” he said. “We appreciate the diversity of the people and the projects chosen, and enjoy the stories told by interns who have experienced cultures very different from their own.”I particularly enjoyed the report of the young Viennese architect who worked on the HABS/HAER Pennsylvania bridges project speaking about life in rural Pennsylvania, an hour from Harrisburg.”The Keepers Preservation Education Fund began its support for the Summer intern program in 1997. US/ICOMOS is one of its largest grants.Eugenio de Anzorena, Managing Trustee of the Foundation, says he likes the immediate feedback he gets from attending the final presentations of the interns in August.”It is so good to be able to meet the student whose travel we funded”, he said, “and to hear what he or she’s been up to.”De Anzorena says this year’s final presentations were better than ever: “A common thread in the reports is always the newness of the experience,” he said, “the exposure to different customs and environments. Some foreign students are surprised by Industrial archaeology projects done in the U.S., as it is not valued in some countries,” he said.De Anzorena’s favorite projects are the ones that give the intern lots of responsibility, he said, “those that they can grow in to, and eventually lead. As far as I’m concerned,the more responsibility they are given the better.””The key to the success of the US/ICOMOS intern exchange is simple,” according to one loyalsponsor: “it is something worth doing that is done very well.”US/ICOMOS ANNOUNCES THE 1999 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM IN HISTORIC PRESERVATIONUS/ICOMOS (the United States Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites) is seeking US-citizen graduate students or young professionals for paid internships in Australia, Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, France, Ghana, Great Britain, India, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Transylvania, Turkey and other countries in summer 1999. Participants work for public and private nonprofit historic preservation organizations and agencies, under the direction of professionals, for a period of three months. Internships in the past have required training in architecture, architectural history, landscape architecture, materials conservation, history, archaeology, interpretation, museum studies and cultural tourism.In some countries with convertible currency, interns will be paid a stipend equivalent to $4,200 for the 12-week working internship. In other cases, the stipend is based on local wages. Exchanges offer partial or full travel grants. Applicants must be graduate students or young professionals with at minimum a bachelors degree (masters degree or near completion of masters preferred), 22 to 35 years old. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their qualifications in preservation through a combination of academic and work experience; the program is intended for those with a career commitment in the field. Speaking ability in the national language is desirable. Attendance at the orientation and final debriefing programs is obligatory.A reciprocal program of internships in the United States is available to non-U.S. citizen young professionals.Applications are due no later than February 1, 1999. For further information and to receive application forms, contact: Ellen Delage, Program Director, US/ICOMOS, 401 F Street NW, Room 331, Washington, DC 20001-2728; tel: 202/842-1862; fax: 202/842-1861; e-mail: email@example.comFurther information and the application form can be found at the US/ICOMOS web site: www.icomos.org/usicomosUS/ICOMOS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM 1998 PARTICIPANTSMr. Andrea Francesco BaldioliCOUNTRY: ITALYAFFILIATION: Catholic University Leuven, Centre R. Lemaire for the Conservation of Historic Towns and BuildingsFIELD: architectPROJECT: HABS, Chester Power Plant Recording Project, Chester, PennsylvaniaMr. James Valente BantaCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: New York Landmarks ConservancyFIELD: architectural conservationPROJECT: INTACH, Conservation of Rani Ka Mahal, JaisalmerMs. Janet BerryCOUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOMAFFILIATION: The National TrustFIELD: ConservationPROJECT: Intermountain Cultural Resources Office, Southwest Support Office, NPS, historic adobe conservation, Fort Davis, Texas, and other sitesMs. Sarah Jane BrazilCOUNTRY: AUSTRALIAAFFILIATION: self-employed, Australian Council of National TrustsFIELD: heritage conservation/cultural resource managementPROJECT: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Office of Architectural Collections Management, Williamsburg, VirginiaMs. Aleksandra Brezovecki-BidinCOUNTRY: CROATIAAFFILIATION: Agroproject d.c.c.FIELD: architectural engineerPROJECT: HAER, Potomac Hydroelectric Plant Recording Project, Harpers Ferry, West VirginiaMs. Aynur CifciCOUNTRY: TURKEYAFFILIATION: Yildiz Technical UniversityFIELD: architectPROJECT: Historic Charleston Foundation, documentation of historic house, Legare Street, Charleston, South CarolinaMs. Audrone CiuraiteCOUNTRY: LITHUANIAAFFILIATION: The Institute of Monuments RestorationFIELD: architectPROJECT: Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana & Indiana State Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, Statewide survey and documentation of historic barnsMs. Katie DugdillCOUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOMAFFILIATION: Manchester Metropolitan UniversityFIELD: landscape architectPROJECT: HAER, Natchez Trace Parkway Recording Project, Tupelo, MississippiMs. Julie Ann EklundCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: University of Montana; American University in CairoFIELD: anthropology/archaeologyPROJECT: Academia Istropolitana Nova & the Institute for Monuments, Regional Office, archaeological survey in Bardejov, Slovak RepublicMr. Eric Emil GradoiaCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: University of VermontFIELD: architectural conservationPROJECT: Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, National Trust, UKMr. Todd Andreas GroverCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: University of OregonFIELD: architectPROJECT: Transylvania Trust Foundation, documentation and conditions survey of vernacular architecture and historic timber roof structures, Cluj-Napoca, RomaniaMr. Divay GuptaCOUNTRY: INDIAAFFILIATION: INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage)FIELD: architectPROJECT: Architectural Documentation, Pecos National Historical Park, Pecos, New MexicoMs. Michele JacobsCOUNTRY: NETHERLANDSAFFILIATION: Amsterdam School of the Arts, Reinwardt AcademyFIELD: museologistPROJECT: Museum Facility, Alaska Support Office, NPS, Inventory and Conditions Survey, Anchorage, AlaskaMs. Elizabeth A. JandoliCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: University of VirginiaFIELD: architectural history/historic preservationPROJECT: Vernacular architecture survey, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, TurkeyMr. Ken KanaiCOUNTRY: JAPANAFFILIATION: Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and MusicFIELD: architectPROJECT: HAER, Hull-Oakes Lumber Company Documentation Project, Monroe, OregonMs. Jocelyn KimmelCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: Metropolitan Museum of ArtFIELD: architectural conservationPROJECT: Conservation of Architectural Surfaces, Kartause Mauerbach, Bundesdenkmalamt AustriaMs. Imola KirizsanCOUNTRY: ROMANIAAFFILIATION: Utilitas Ltd/Transylvania Trust FoundationFIELD: civil engineer/buildings conservatorPROJECT: HAER, Colorado Aqueduct Recording Project, Los Angeles, CaliforniaMs. Julia Antonova MaleevaCOUNTRY: BULGARIAAFFILIATION: self-employedFIELD: architectPROJECT: HAER, Pennsylvania Historic Bridges Recording Team, Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaMr. Anthony David PadgettCOUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOMAFFILIATION: Lancaster University, Archaeological UnitFIELD: archaeologist/conservatorPROJECT: HABS/HAER methodologies overview, CAD laboratory, photogrammetry and GPS documentation, Washington, DCMr. Ivan ProfantCOUNTRY: SLOVAKIAAFFILIATION: Academia Istropolitana NovaFIELD: civil engineerPROJECT: HAER, Industrial mill recording project, Prattville, AlabamaMs. Christina Kirk RoachCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: University of Texas at AustinFIELD: architecture/historic preservationPROJECT: Institute of Monument Restoration, Vilnius, LithuaniaMs. Nina ShatberashviliCOUNTRY: GEORGIAAFFILIATION: Main Board for the Protection of Monuments of History and Culture of Georgia; TV/Radio Company “Premier”FIELD: architectPROJECT: HAER, Colorado Aqueduct Recording Project, Los Angeles, CaliforniaMs. Vinita Beant SidhuCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: Harvard University, Graduate School of DesignFIELD: landscape architecturePROJECT: Centre for the Preservation of Historic Landscapes, Warsaw, PolandMs. Anna SnieguckaCOUNTRY: POLANDAFFILIATION: Centre for the Preservation of Historic LandscapesFIELD: landscape architectPROJECT: HAER, Chickamuaga-Chattanooga NationalBattlefield Park, TennesseeTetiana Volodymyrivna SprysaCOUNTRY: UKRAINEAFFILIATION: State University L’viv PolytechnicFIELD: architectPROJECT: HAER, Chickamuaga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Park, TennesseeMs. Susan Beecher TillackCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: University of OregonFIELD: architecture/historic preservationPROJECT: American Center of Oriental Research, documentation of conservation work, Petra church and other strucures, Amman & Petra, JordanMs. Catherine Margaret TrumanCOUNTRY: USAAFFILIATION: Yale School of Architecture and Architectural Association, LondonFIELD: architecture/architectural history & theoryPROJECT: Mediterranean Centre for Built Heritage, Split, CroatiaMs. Christiane WeberCOUNTRY: GERMANYAFFILIATION: Fachhochschule WeihenstephanFIELD: landscape architectPROJECT: HAER, Roads & Bridges Recording Project, Gettysburg National Monument Park, Gettysburg, PennsylvaniaNEWS INTERNATIONALPRESERVATION CALENDARAn international conference/workshop, Cities by the Water: Revitalization of Ports, Coastlines and Riverfronts, will be held in Havana, November 18-20, 1998. Information: Mario Coyula, Grupo Integral para el Desarrollo de la Capital. Fax: (011)-(537) 24-2661, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.The III International Workshop on Iberian Settlements in the Americas will be held in Sancti Spiritus and Trinidad, Cuba, November 21-28, 1998. Information: Marazul at Tower Plaza, 4100 Park Ave, Weehawken N.J. 07087. Fax: 201-319-9009, E-mail: email@example.com.Tecnoart ’98, an International Exposition on Conservation, Restoration and Preservation of the Cultural Heritage, will be held in Barcelona, Spain, November 27-29, 1998. Information: B 1 G Promociones, SL. Enric Granados 19, 083330 Premia del Mar, Spain.World Heritage Committee Meeting, in Kyoto, Japan, November 30 – December 5, 1998.Façadism and Urban Identity, will be held in Paris, December 2 – 4, 1998. The conference is sponsored by ICOMOS and the French Ministry of Culture and Communications. Information: ICOMOS, Fax: 011-331-4566 0622. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgSecond International Colloquium on the Cultural Heritage of 19th-Century Iberian-American Cities, will be held in Cienfuegos, Cuba, December 7 – 11, 1998. Four topics: 1) Urban and architectural development from the 19th century to the present; 2) Exterior and interior treatments of 19th-century spaces; 3) The Industrial legacy in 19th-century architecture and urbanism; and 4) Cultural heritage and Tourism, including the rehabilitation of 19th-century hotels. Information: Iran Millan, Tel: 011-53-432-5424. Fax: 011-53-432-8783.Restoration ’98, the 5th International Trade Fair on Preservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage, will be held in Amsterdam, December 10-12, 1998. Information: Amsterdam RAI, Postbus 77777, 1070 MS Amsterdam.US/ICOMOS Board of Trustees Meeting, Washington, D. C., December, 11, 1998.The Annual Conference of the Society for Historical Archaeology will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 5 – 10, 1999. Information: Tel: (801) 394-0013.Restoration & Renovation, a trade show with four-day parallel conference and workshops meets January 28 – 30, 1999 in Washington, D.C. Information: EGI Exhibitions, Tel: (800) 982-6247, Fax: 978-664-5822, E-mail: email@example.com, Website: www.aegiexhib.com.The Roofing Conference and Exposition for Historic Buildings , an international forum on technical and preservation issues related to roof restoration, will be held in Philadelphia, March 17 – 19, 1999. It is sponsored by the National Park Service, the General Services Administration, the Association for Preservation Technology, the NCSHPO and others. Information: Roofing Conference Director, P.O. Box 77160, Washington, D.C., 20013-7160. Tel: (202) 343-6008.On the Frontiers of Conservation: Discovery, Reappraisal, and Innovation, the George Wright Society’s 10th Annual Conference on Research and Resource Management in Parks or on Public Land, will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, March 22-26, 1999. Information: G. Wright Society, P.O. Box 65, Hancock , MI 49930-0065, Tel: (906) 487-9722, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.portup.com.Vernacular Architectural Heritage, The Transylvania Trust Foundation and the Transylvania Monument Restorers Society’s eighth international conference on theoretical and practical issues of monument preservation will be held in Tusnad, Romania, March 21 – 27, 1999. It is being co-sponsored by ICOMOS Romania, ICOMOS Hungary and ICOMOS Germany. Simultaneous English translation. Information: Transylvanian Trust, Fax: 011-(46-4) 192 474, E-mail: email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.The 64th Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology will be held in Chicago, March 24-28, 1999. Information: Fax: (202) 789-0284, E-mail: email@example.com .The First International Congress on Culture and Development: Cultural Development from an Ethical Perspective will be held in Havana, June 7 – 11, 1999. Sponsors include UNESCO, UNICEF, the Andres Bello Convention and numerous Cuban institutions. Information: 1) Reina Mestre, Fax: 011- 537 – 55 321. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or 2) Eva Bravo E-mail: email@example.com.XVIII Symposium of the ICOMOS Committee on Architectural and Archaeological Photogrammetry will be held in Recife/Olinda, Brazil, October 3 – 6, 1999 in conjunction with the XIX Brazilian Congress on Cartography. Symposium sessions will be supplemented by technical presentations, software demonstrations and poster sessions. Tours to Olinda World heritage Sites, Porto de Galinhas and Itamaracá. Information: Nei Erling, Fax: 011-55-21-262-2823, E-mail: 1) firstname.lastname@example.org or 2) email@example.com.FELLOWSHIPSEdilia and François-Auguste de Montequin Fellowships, sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH).$2,000 is awarded annually for a junior scholar or graduate student in support of travel costs for research on Spanish, Portuguese or Ibero-American architecture.$6,000 is awarded every two years to a senior scholar with a publishing history and record of achievement, in support of travel costs for research on Spanish, Portuguese or Ibero-American architecture. For information, Contact SAH Chicago headquarters.TRAININGICCROM: (ITUC-99), the Second International Workshop on Integrated Territorial and Urban Conservation, a program designed for the many different professionals whose work effects the planning and management decisions of historic cities and rural environments, will be held in Rome, May 13 to June 25, 1999. The conference will equip participants with skills in conflict resolution, and communication as keys to effective historic area management. English will be spoken officially, but some knowledge of Italian and French will be useful. Successful candidates may be eligible for a grant form the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. U.S. citizens must submit their application to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C. before November 27, 1998. Information: Advisory Council, Tel: (202) 606-8516, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.CALL FOR PROPOSALS AND PAPERSThe National Center for Preservation Technology and Training has issued a call for proposals for its 1999 PTT Grants program. Through this program, the NCPTT has awarded more than $500,000 a year for innovative work in research, training, and information management on technical issues in historic architecture, archaeology, historic landscapes, objects and materials conservation and interpretation since it began in 1994. Deadline for proposals is December 1998. For information, Fax: (318)-357-3214 or send a blank E-mail message to: email@example.com and the call for proposals will return automatically.The American Society of Landscape Architects has issued a call for papers and session proposals for their Annual Meeting and Exposition. People, Places, Land and Life: Celebrating 100 years of Landscape Archtiecture will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, September 13-15, 1999. Deadline for submissions is December 8, 1998. The Program Committee wil give priority to presentations that encourage and support substantive interaction betrween participants. Presentations of built work should exemplify and articualte a specific design theory, innovation of approach, and presenters must refrain from marketing particualr products or services. Information: Diane Scheu, Tel: (202) 216-2358, Fax: (202) 898-1185 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.asla.org.The International Council of Museums’ ICOM Conservation Committee Triennial Meeting, will be held in Lyon, France, August 29 – September 3, 1999. Call for papers is open through November 30, 1998. Information: Fax: 011-331-4306 7862. E-mail: email@example.comMEXICO 1999Call for papers for ICOMOS: The 12th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, which will be held in four Mexican cities October 17-23, 1999 . The program has been organized as follows:MEXICO CITY:HERITAGE AND CONSERVATION: The scientific and technical questions of conservation, today and in the future: new technologies; materials and new products, and their compatibility; preliminary studies; risk preparedness and emergency measures; modern site management methods, cost control, financing; simulation techniques; investigation of structures, materials and their resistance to modern threats; requirements of authenticity.GUANAJUATO:HERITAGE AND SOCIETY: Social aspects and expectations of the local community; raising public awareness; cultural tourism, visitor numbers and interpretation at sites; new communication and documentation techniques; training of designers, operators, craftsmen; cultural rights; respect for the spirit of places; relations with contemporary artistic creation; heritage as a support for inter-cultural dialogue. MORELIA :HERITAGE AND ENVIRONMENT: The relation of heritage to its environment, the land or territory, geographical, social and human context: town and country planning; urban and rural human settlements; habitat; vernacular architecture; the relation between nature and culture; cultural landscapes; cultural itineraries; the intangible dimension of physical heritage.GUADALAJARA :HERITAGE AND DEVELOPMENT: Heritage as an economic resource and conservation as a dimension of sustainable development, respectful of human values: economics of conservation; new methods of financing; urban renewal; the economics of cultural tourism; job creation; contemporary architecture and 20th century heritage; ecological analysis; international cooperation.INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEES:International Scientific Committees are encouraged to contribute to the debate on all themes. The Presidents of the ISC are invited to inform on the contribution which their members are prepared to make. US/ICOMOS members who are members of International Scientific Committees are encouraged to contact their President(s).ORGANIZATIONAL DETAILS:ICOMOS Mexicano is hoping for contributions from as many geo-cultural areas as possible. Contributions can take many forms : video films, audiovisual montage, and posters are also acceptable.Before JANUARY 30, 1999, an abstract or proposal that does not exceed three pages should be submitted. It should include name, address, title, category , and form (oral presentation, poster, video) and should indicate any audio visual equipment requirements.Desisions will be made by February 28, 1999.MARCH 30, 1999 is the deadline for final complete texts, so that they may be published in time for the General Assembly.Texts can be presented in Spanish, French or English, and should be sent in both paper and diskette form (WordPerfect or Word for Windows) to ICOMOS Mexicano (Tel/Fax: (525) 2 77 31 66 or (525) 2 72 41 28 ) at Mazatlán 190, Col. Condesa, Mexico D.F. C.P. 06140 or be sent by E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.orgNEWS OF MEMBERS AND FRIENDSMichael Quinn, F.A.I.A., has been appointed a peer reviewer in the GSA’s National Design Excellence Program for two years. He will also be heading the project team for the restoration of Wren Building at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.Pamela Hawkes, A.I.A., was part of the selection panel for the 1998 Design and Preservation Awards of the D.C. Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.Nora Mitchell, Blaine Cliver and W. Brown Morton III participated in US/ICOMOS’ Round Table discussion on preservation theory, “Why We Do What We Do,” at the National Trust’s Annual Meeting in Savannah. The panel was moderated by Ann Webster Smith.The World Bank and UNESCO’s Conference on Culture and Development was held in Washington, D.C. on Sptember 28th and 29th. ICOMOS members who attended the conference included Giorgio Crocci of Italy, Christoph Machat of Germany and Lourdes Arizpe of Mexico. US/ICOMOS members included Maria Papageorge Kouroupas, Ann Webster Smith, Manuel Knight, Doug Comer, Ellen Delage, Pat Williams, Elizabeth Comer, Gustavo Araoz, and Marta de la Torre. Arlene K. Fleming was a member of the organizing team.Stephen K. Kelley and Gustavo Araoz represented US/ICOMOS at the 19th ICOMOS Mexicano International Symposium on Conservation of 20th Century Heritage, which was held in Mexico City October 20-25th. Representatives from other National Committees included Eric Chavez and Edgar Vargas of Costa Rica, Lourdes Abad of Ecuador and Maria de las Nieves Arias Incollá of Argentina.Jean Marie Teutonico and Margaret Thompson attended the meeting of the ICOMOS Canada Stone Committee in Port Hope, Ontario. The meeting focused on recent research on comparative analysis of hydraulic mortars.SHO-HONDO TEMPLE IN JAPANIgnoring an international effort to stop demolition, Buddhist authorities in Japan have caused irreversible damage to the Sho-Hondo temple in Japan, according to David Anthone of DOCOMOMO. The temple is considered lost.KOSOVOThe Yugoslav Commission for UNESCO has asked ICOMOS to help protect important Serbian sites from the Medieval period in the Province of Kosovo. For information about sites that may be threatened by armed conflict in the region and the text of the appeal, see Website: www.heritage.org.yu/kosov.htm.PUBLICATIONSCaring for your Historic House, by Heritage Preservation and National Park Service, with introduction by Richard H. Jeanrette and foreword by Hillary Rodham Clinton. 22 essays by leading preservation practioners, a comprehensive guide that illustrates the importance of maintenance in historic houses.. Contact Claire Hansen at Heritage Preservation. Fax: 202-634-1435.From W.W. Norton and Company:The Architecture of Additions: Design and Regulations, by Paul Spencer Byard. A study of more than sixty additions, focusing on criteria to help protect the public interest in great buildings.American Architecture: An Illustrated Encyclopedia, by Cyril Harris. A reference work that defines and illustrates the terms that provide the basic language of American architecture.New York for New Yorkers: A Historical Treasury and Guide to the Buildings and Monuments of Manhattan, by Liza Green. A view of the architectural development of the city through photographs and descriptions of existing structures.Natural Stone: A Guide to Selection, by Studio Marmo with text by Frederick Bradley. A resource book that explains terminology, characteristics, classification, aesthetic qualities, technical properties and availability of stone that is used in interior and exterior architecture.Information: W.W. Norton, Tel: (800) 233-4850. E-mail: email@example.com Website: www.norton.com. US/ICOMOS BOARD OF TRUSTEESAnn Webster Smith, ChairmanRobert C. Wilburn, Vice-ChairmanBlaine Cliver, SecretaryArlene K. Fleming, TreasurerAt large: William A.V. Cecil, Jr., NC William S. Colburn, MichiganRoy E. Graham, Washington, DC Pamela W. Hawkes, MassachusettsJohn T. Joyce, Washington, DCStephen J. Kelley, IllinoisJames P. Kiernan, Washington, DCR. Randolph Langenbach, Washington, DC Spencer Leineweber, HawaiiFrank G. Matero, PennsylvaniaRichard Pieper, New YorkConstance W. Ramirez, Virginia Thomas Schmidt, Pennsylvania Peter H. Stott, MassachusettsMichael R. Taylor, New MexicoTroy D. Thompson, IndianaEx Officio: American Association of Museums American Institute of ArchitectsAmerican Society of Landscape Architects Archaeological Institute of AmericaNational Park ServiceNational Trust for Historic Preservation Smithsonian InstitutionSociety for American Archaeology United States Information Agency Society of Architectural HistoriansUS/ICOMOS STAFFGustavo F. Araoz, AIA, Executive DirectorEllen M. Delage, Program DirectorVolunteers: Svetlana Popovic, Jody CabezasIntern: Lara KozakICOMOSRoland Silva, Sri Lanka, PresidentJean-Louis Luxen, Belgium, Secretary GeneralJan Jessurun, Netherlands, Treasurer GeneralVice Presidents: Mamadou Berthe, SenegalJoseph Phares, LebanonEsteban Prieto, Dominican RepublicChristiane Schmuckle-Mollard, FranceAnn Webster Smith, USAICOMOS INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEES: Archaeological Heritage Management* Photogtammetry Cultural Tourism* Rock Art Economics of Conservation Stained Glass Earthen Structures* Stone Historic Gardens and Sites* Structures Historic Towns* Training* Inventories* Underwater Cultural Heritage Legislation* Vernacular Architecture* Wood** Corresponding US/ICOMOS National Specialized CommitteesICOMOS NATIONAL COMMITTEESAlgeriaAngolaArgentinaAustraliaAustriaBelgiumBeninBoliviaBrazilBulgariaBurkina FasoCameroonCanadaChiliChinaColombiaCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDominican Rep.EcuadorEgyptEstoniaEthiopiaFinlandFranceGabonGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGreeceGuatemalaHaitiHondurasHungaryIndiaIndonesiaIrelandIsraelItalyIvory CoastJamaicaJapanJordanKorea, P.D.RLatviaLebanonLithuaniaLuxembourgMacedoniaMalawiMaliMaltaMauritaniaMexicoMoroccoNetherlandsNew ZealandNicaraguaNorwayPakistanPanamaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaSalvadorSenegalSlovakiaSloveniaSouth AfricaSpainSri LankaSwedenSwitzerlandTanzaniaThailandTunisiaTurkeyUkraineUKUruguayUSAVenezuelaZaireZambiaZimbabwe US/ICOMOS MISSION STATEMENTUS/ICOMOS fosters heritage conservation and historic preservation at the national and international levels through education and training, international exchange of people and information, technical assistance, documentation, advocacy and other activities consistent with the goals of ICOMOS and through collaboration with other organizations.US/ICOMOS membership includes professionals, practitioners, supporters and organizations committed to the protection, preservation and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. US/ICOMOS is the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the international nongovernmental organization dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the world’s heritage.US/ICOMOS NEWSLETTERThe US/ICOMOS Newsletter is published by US/ICOMOS six times a year. Members are encouraged to submit articles, illustrations and editorial items for inclusion in the Newsletter. Contributors are solely responsible for the facts and opinions stated herein, and publication in this Newsletter does not constitute an official endorsement by US/ICOMOS.Please send submissions and any inquiries to the Editor, US/ICOMOS Newsletter, 401 F Street, NW, Room 331, Washington, DC 20001-2728.This newsletter has been financed in part with Federal funds from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Department of the Interior.