Darwina L. Neal, FASLA, Honorary IFLA, F. US/ICOMOS: a Remembrance

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by Patricia M. O’Donnell (pictured at left above, with Darwina at right) 9 September 2021 Darwina L. Neal (born 1942, deceased 4 September 2021) Landscape Architect and Cultural Landscapes Expert, trailblazed a leadership role for women in her chosen profession and served tirelessly as an advocate for public landscapes and…

In Memory of Darwina L. Neal

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Darwina L. Neal, a pathbreaking landscape architect who gave so generously and inspired so many over her long career. For US/ICOMOS alone, Darwina served as Treasurer, Trustee, and institutional memory and trusted advisor to many Executive Directors. She helped…

September is International Underground Railroad Month

Map of the Underground Railroad, NPS
In Spring 2021, U.S. National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom staff requested that US/ICOMOS partner with them to expand the context of the Underground Railroad to an international scope. Our Emerging Professional Network (EPN) agreed to assist. EPN member Kaitlin Paecklar, with assistance from President Douglas Comer, EPN…

We’re Hiring: Program Coordinator – IEP and Emerging Professionals

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US/ICOMOS seeks a part-time (20 hours/week) Program Coordinator. The position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the International Exchange Program (IEP), coordinating fundraising efforts for the IEP, and assisting with other Emerging Professionals programs. Responsibilities  The IEP/Emerging Professionals Program Coordinator responsibilities revolve around two primary programs: the International Exchange…

Water and Heritage International Scientific Committee (ISC) Seeks U.S. Working Group Members

Sir Diederik Six and Henk van Schaik, founders of ISC Water, publicize the connection between water and heritage at the 2015 World Water Forum in Seoul, Korea.
Water and Heritage International Scientific Committee (ISC) Seeks U.S. Working Group Members The new International Scientific Committee for Water and Heritage (ISC Water) seeks to increase awareness about the significance of hydraulic heritage for current and future water management challenges including climate change. The United Nations’ Water Action Decade Mid-Term…

July 15 Webinar Featuring the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program

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Register now to attend our next World Heritage Webinar: “700 Interns and 100 Countries: the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program” on Thursday, July 15, at 12:30 EDT. Join us for a presentation and discussion about the impacts of the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program (IEP). Three alumni, each from a different decade…

President Nominates Sara Bronin as Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) Chairman

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On Thursday, June 24, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Sara Bronin as ACHP chairman. Bronin is a Mexican-American architect, attorney, and policymaker specializing in historic preservation, property, land use, and climate change. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on how law and policy can foster more equitable, sustainable, well-designed,…

June Update: International Exchange Program 2021

The US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program (IEP) Committee is pleased to announce eight internships for 2021! Due to COVID-19, the IEP Committee decided to put the program on hiatus in 2020. After careful consideration, we have determined that we can safely and effectively proceed this year with a few key changes.…

In Celebration of Juneteenth 2021

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In celebration of Juneteenth this year, we would like to share a conversation between Lonnie G. Bunch III,  Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution and Robert G. Stanton, former NPS Director and former ACHP Expert Member (2014-2020), that was held at our 2020 “World Heritage and Social Justice” Symposium and Conference.…

Join us for our June 2021 World Heritage Webinar

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Cultural Continuity and Crossroads: The Living Landscape of the San Antonio Missions Thursday, June 17, 2021, 12 to 1 pm EDT (11 to 12 CDT) San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site, located in the important cultural crossroads of San Antonio, Texas, was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2015.…

April 18 is World Heritage Day!

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US/ICOMOS Will Share Social Justice and World Heritage Webinar Video Recordings via Social Media All Day On Sunday, April 18th, US/ICOMOS will share links to video recordings of the World Heritage Webinars we have hosted to date as well as a video recording of “Monuments Associated with Oppression,” an ICOMOS…
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