Category Archives: Endangered Heritage

Rock Me, Amadeus: How Mozart Helped Me Become a Rock and Roll Preservationist

A guest post by Sheryl Davis Travel played a big part in my journey to become a historic preservationist specializing in rock ‘n’ roll landmarks. In May 2006, ten years ago this month, my twin sister Sherry and I decided … Continue reading

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When a Library Is Reduced to Rubble, and Books Turned into Ash…

Zeina Elcheikh discusses the consequences of war on movable cultural heritage. “Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen” (Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings). When the German poet Henrich Heine … Continue reading

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The Ghana Preservation Link

Sam Baddoo tells us how Gaudi’s masterpiece La Sagrada Familia helped sparked an interest that led to preserving local heritage in his home country of Ghana. Samuel William Baddoo is the West Africa Representative of the World Federation of Tourist … Continue reading

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Hope for Gyumri

My name is Armen Hovsepyan, I was born and raised in Gyumri. I received my education both in Gyumri, Armenia and in the US. I returned from the States so that I could use my knowledge in my hometown… Thus … Continue reading

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People Working to Save and Reopen Historic Mid-South Coliseum in Memphis

A guest post by Marvin Stockwell The Mid-South Coliseum, a mid-century modern, 11,200-seat venue built in 1964 and shuttered in 2007, is threatened with possible demolition. A City of Memphis plan proposes razing the building that once held concerts by … Continue reading

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Come, Tell Me How You Live: Agatha Christie’s Archaeological Memoir of the Middle East

A guest post by Laura A. Macaluso Agatha Christie is the Western world’s most beloved, prolific and best-selling mystery writer. Iconic titles such as Murder on the Orient Express and Death on the Nile evoke distant lands and ancient cities—a … Continue reading

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