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The 2007 Southern Garden Heritage Conference

February 15-16, 2007

The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens

The 2007 Southern Garden Heritage Conference has been announced. Ten presentations are scheduled for the two day-conference at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Of special interest to DOCOMOMO/US, Georgia Chapter members and supporters is Georgia Harrison’s presentation Robert Marvin’s Residence in Walterboro: A Modernist Insertion in a Traditional Context. From the Conference announcement:

“Harrison’s presentation focuses on Robert Marvin’s 1950’s redesign of a small traditional residence in Walterboro, SC, to a modernist design set within the context of a street lined neighborhood of white-columned colonial homes. His design focused on views of the backyard, with strong inside-outside connections, and introduced modernism to an agrarian region”

Early registration ends January 15.

For more information: Email or call The State Botanical Garden of Georgia at 706-542-1244 and garden@uga.edu

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APT San Juan 2007

November 3-7, 2007, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Abstracts for papers are due no later than March 1, 2007.

The Association for Preservation Technology International is currently accepting papers for its 2007conference, Old World Technologies Adapting in the New World. There are three paper tracks as they relate to the conference theme for submissions: Materials, Craftsmanship, and Climate. Paper presenters will be able to attend the conference at the reduced rate of $300; $100 below the lowest member rate.

The 2007 conference will be APT’s first conference outside of North America and it is already promising to be one of the best. Numerous sponsors and exhibitors are already on board and more than 100 people registered during a special pre-registration held early in 2006. Conference events will be held at venues throughout Old San Juan and there will be tours to historic sites around Puerto Rico. In addition to the conference, two workshops are being planned: Preservation of Wood in Historic Structures, and Lime Mortars and Use of Brick Dust Coloring. In addition, the Architecture Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation will be putting on a special training program that will allow participants to work alongside an architectural conservator doing hands-on conservation.

Click on the Conferences & Training Link at http://www.apti.org to access a copy of the complete Call for Papers and Abstract Submission Form.

The Fall 2006 DOCOMOMO/US newsletter is now availble. Visit www.docomomo-us.org for more information.

The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 2007 annual conference “Exploring the Boundaries of Historic Landscape Preservation” will be held 11-14 April 2007, in Athens, Georgia. Abstracts that address the boundaries or the vanguard of preservation practice are especially encouraged.Abstracts for papers are due not later than Friday, 19 January 2007.

Based on last year’s first-time success with a poster session, this year there will be another opportunity to display a poster of historic landscape research works in progress or recently completed projects. If you are interested in displaying such a poster, please contact eamacdon@uga.edu by Friday, 19 January 2007.

For more information, please visit www.ahlp.org/docs/meetings.html.