2014 Spring Lecture Series: Lisa Ackerman

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Southwest Room (DB 1.124), Durango Bldg., UTSA Downtown Campus
Lecture Title: Heritage Conservation: Inspired Action

Free parking in UTSA Lot D-3, underneath I-35. The UTSA Downtown Campus is accessible by VIA bus routes #20, #66, #68, #70, #75, #76, #79, #93 and Primo (#100).
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The UTSA College of Architecture Spring 2014 Lecture Series will feature Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of World Monuments Fund (WMF). The free, public lecture, “Heritage Conservation: Inspired Action,” is presented by the Center for Cultural Sustainability, UTSA College of Architecture.

From 1965 to the present, WMF has engaged communities across the globe in conservation, advocacy, and training to improve the state of heritage sites and bring greater awareness to the needs of historic places. From its work in the 1960s and 1970s that focused on Venice after the floods, Easter Island, and Lalibela, Ethiopia to its work at Angkor in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge and in Iraq today, WMF has remained committed to developing local partnerships, raising funds internationally, and inspiring the exchange of ideas and expertise. Ackerman holds an appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute, and currently serves on the boards of Historic House Trust of New York City, New York Preservation Archive Project, and US/ICOMOS. She previously served as Executive Vice President of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to European art and architecture from antiquity through the early 19th century. 

Event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Nicole Chavez at nicole.chavez@utsa.edu or (210) 458-3121.