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  • 12 May 2015 3:32 PM | Christine R Henry

    Historic New England presents the Program in New England Studies, an intensive week-long exploration of New England from Monday, June 15 to Saturday, June 20, 2015.

    The Program in New England Studies includes lectures by noted curators and archExploring the collectionsitectural historians, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, and special access to historic house museums and collections. The program offers a broad approach to teaching the history of New England culture through artifacts and architecture in a way that no other museum in the Northeast can match.

    Examine New England history and material culture from the seventeenth century through the Colonial Revival with some of the country’s leading experts in regional architecture and decorative arts. Curators lecture on furniture, textiles, ceramics, and art, with information on history, craftsmanship, and changing methods of production. Architectural historians explore architecture starting with the seventeenth-century Massachusetts Bay style through the Federal and Georgian eras, to Gothic Revival and the Colonial Revival.

    Expert presenters include:

    • Nancy Carlisle, senior curator of collections, Historic New England
    • Cary Carson, retired vice president, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    • Lorna Condon, senior curator of library and archives, Historic New England
    • Joseph Cornish, supervising preservation services manager, Historic New England
    • Claire Dempsey, associate professor of American and New England Studies, Boston University
    • J. Ritchie Garrison, director, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
    • James L. Garvin, retired state architectural historian, New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources
    • Ben Haavik, team leader for property care, Historic New England
    • Brock Jobe, professor of decorative arts, Winterthur Program in American Material Culture
    • Laura Johnson, associate curator, Historic New England
    • Dean Lahikainen, Carolyn and Peter Lynch curator of American decorative art, Peabody Essex Museum
    • Laurie Masciandaro, site manager for Roseland Cottage, Historic New England
    • David G. Milne, curator, Dennis Severs House
    • Kevin Murphy, professor and chair of History of Art, Vanderbilt University
    • Robert Mussey, independent conservator
    • Jane C. Nylander, president emerita, Historic New England
    • Richard C. Nylander, curator emeritus, Historic New England
    • Pam Peterson, executive director, Marblehead Museum and Historical Society
    • Gerald W. R. Ward, senior consulting curator and Katharine Lane Weems senior curator emeritus, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    • Gail Usher White, education program coordinator, Historic New England
    • Richard Guy Wilson, chair, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia

    Travel throughout New England for tours and receptions at historic properties in Greater Boston; Essex County, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; South Berwick, Maine; and Woodstock, Connecticut. Participate in workshops and spend time with curators examining items from Historic New England's wide-ranging collection; visit private homes and collections; learn about a groundbreaking approach to interpreting eighteenth- and nineteenth-century domestic life at the Dennis Severs House in London; and enjoy a champagne reception on the terrace of Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, on Gloucester Harbor. The program is a chance to meet people from all over the country who want to learn more about New England and to hear from the connoisseurs who want to share information about their area of expertise.

    Fees and Registration

    The $1,550 fee includes all lectures, admissions, guided tours, transportation to and from special visits and excursions, daily breakfast and lunch, scheduled evening receptions, and various service charges.

    Scholarships are available to mid-career museum professionals and graduate students in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, material culture, or public history. Candidates from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    The Program in New England Studies is designed to appeal to owners of historic houses, private collectors, museum professionals, graduate students, and those who enjoy New England history. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five participants. For a complete itinerary and registration information visit our website or call 617-994-6629.

    About Historic New England
    Historic New England is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. Historic New England shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, programs, historic properties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England. Visit HistoricNewEngland.org.

  • 12 May 2015 3:30 PM | Christine R Henry

    The 2015 Pacific Northwest Preservation Field School will be located in the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area in one-week increments in August and September. The program will focus on two sites: the Andrew Jackson Masters House in Hillsboro, Oregon, and cabins at Tryon Creek State Park in southwest Portland. Each week of the program will include hands-on projects at both sites simultaneously, giving students ample opportunity to learn techniques of preserving a pioneer-era house and log cabin.

    The Field School is offered this year on August 23-28, August 30-September 4, and September 6-11. Applicants may register for more than one week.

    The University of Oregon's Historic Preservation Program developed the Field School to provide participants with opportunities to gain experience working with preservation craftspeople in a hands-on environment in spectacular Pacific Northwest settings. The curriculum is designed to attract people from all walks of life, from those with no experience in preservation to practicing cultural resource professionals. Many participants have used the field school to launch into historic preservation careers; others have used it to expand their role in their current preservation career.

    Faculty at the Field School have come from the U.S. National Park Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon State University, the University of Oregon, the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Washington State Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, and the professional preservation community.


    All sessions entail hands-on-work, investigation and documentation of findings, and various preservation-related activities, including field trips. Evening lectures will focus on the week's special theme, but can and will delve into other areas of preservation.


    Location 1: The AJ Masters House

    The 1853 Andrew Jackson Masters House is the oldest house still standing in Washington County.The Andrew Jackson Masters House was built in 1853 and is one of the oldest houses still standing in Washington County. The house was built using box construction with beams, cross ties, and uprights milled from cedar logs. The Field School projects will include back porch stabilization, rebuilding the cornice, developing a new roof and site drainage plan, restoring the original kitchen chimney, restoring windows, investigating archeological resources on site, and completing further research and material testing inside the house.


    Location 2: Arnold Park Log Cabin

    This is the first cabin John Arnold constructed circa 1890, prior to construction of the Arnold ParkThe Arnold-Park Log Home, built between 1907-1917, embodies ideals of the Arts & Crafts movement as reflected in the unique owner designed and built log-and-frame residence. Because of its exceptional craftsmanship (e.g., in thDetail of the stacked peeled logs at the Arnold Park Cabin.e fitting of the logs and execution of architectural features), it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Field School projects will focus on repairing rotted porch floors and stairs (including investigation of types of wood rot and interventions), restoring windows, researching extant interior finishes (e.g. faux wood graining, parquetry floors, and paint layers), writing a master plan for the site, and developing a landscaping plan for the site.


    Field School participants can earn two (2) graduate or undergraduate level credits from the University of Oregon for each repeatable one-week session. Grading is pass/no pass.  

    Not for credit: $900

    Two (2) undergraduate credits: $1,100

    Two (2) graduate credits:  $1,250

    Additional credit: $200 per director's approval

    Tuition includes food, lodging, and transportation during each week-long session. Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from Portland.

    A Director's Student Scholarship is available, but not limited to, individuals planning a career in the preservation field who without this funding assistance may not be able to attend the Field School. The recipient must be taking the Field School session(s) for academic credit. The award covers tuition for one field school week and additional travel expenses.

    For more information visit the field school website https://hp.uoregon.edu/pnwfs, email pnwfs@uoregon.edu, or call 541-346-2089.

  • 12 May 2015 3:24 PM | Christine R Henry

    USC’s 23rd Annual Summer Course in Fundamentals of Heritage Conservation

    Tuesday, July 14 – Saturday, August 1, 2015

    The USC SchoUSC-Peyton Hall at Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Artsol of Architecture is pleased to announce its 23rd annual summer program devoted to the conservation of the historic built environment.

    This intensive three-week program introduces the principles and practice of historic preservation/heritage conservation in the United States and abroad. Classes are taught by noted experts from Southern California and can be taken as individual topic seminars or as a comprehensive series.

    In addition to examining the history and philosophy of the conservation movement, lectures and field trips to historic sites throughout the Los Angeles area will introduce participants to a broad range of legal, economic, aesthetic, and technical issues associated with the documentation, conservation, and interpretation of historic structures, landscapes, and communities. Sites to be visited and studied include the 1923 Frank Lloyd Wright Freeman House, the 1908 Greene & Greene Gamble House, Rancho Los Alamitos, historic districts in downtown Los Angeles, The Getty Conservation Institute and more!

    This course has been designed for students, design professionals, community leaders, preservationists, planners, developers, and those contemplating a career in conservation, and all who seek a greater understanding of heritage conservation concepts in a contemporary context. Classes may be taken as individual days, in themed clusters or as a sequence, and the entire course can be taken for academic credit. Some classes are eligible for professional continuing education units.

    For more information or to enroll, access http://arch.usc.edu/programs/summer/hc or email Holly Kane at hkane@usc.edu

  • 12 May 2015 3:21 PM | Christine R Henry

    HIS/IAR 555: Field Methods in Preservation Technology (3 credits through UNC Greensboro)

    Intensive on-site fieldwork experience addressing issues of architectural conservation and historic building technology. Includes methods, techniques, and theories of preservation technology and accepted conservation practices. The course gives excellent background for investigations and documentation of historic buildings by understanding changes through building construction technologies. Co-sponsored by NC-SHPO and partially hosted at Old Salem Museums & Gardens.


  • 12 May 2015 11:43 AM | Christine R Henry

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