Salve Regina hosting CHP conference, offering free student registration
Salve Regina’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Cultural and Historic Preservation Program, in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation, will host its annual conference in Ochre Court Oct. 22-24. All members of the University community are invited to attend, and conference organizers are offering a limited number of free registrations to Salve Regina students.
“The Remembered and the Forgotten: Preserving and Interpreting the Americas to 1820” will focus on the preservation and interpretation of pre-1820 buildings, objects and sites in the Americas, particularly in the fields of architecture, archaeology, material culture, museum studies and preservation planning/policy.
As a key center of global trade, Newport occupied a principal place in the American landscape in the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, the legacy of this shared American past is materialized in buildings, furnishings, curated objects and archaeological sites. The preservation and interpretation of these resources poses challenges, but also provides opportunities to connect professionals and the public, and to improve our understanding of the “forgotten” experiences of groups whose voices are keenly absent in current histories.
In addition to a keynote address from Richard Guy Wilson, professor and chair of architectural history at the University of Virginia, the conference will include presentations, historic site tours, student lightning talks and networking opportunities.
Visit the conference website to register, view the full schedule or learn more. Salve Regina students who would like a complimentary registration should select the “Salve student registration” option on the online form.