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International Exchange Program Orientation 2024

This year, we celebrate 40 years of the International Exchange Program (IEP)! Since 1984, our organization has worked with partners around the world to provide hands-on training opportunities for emerging cultural heritage professionals. To date, more than 700 interns from over 100 countries have participated in the program. Prior to…

Learn to Use Your ICOMOS Card

Going someplace this summer? If so, do not forget to use your ICOMOS card. After an informal poll of our members, I was surprised at how many are not aware of the strong advantages of doing so. Using your card is remarkably simple. No advance reservations are needed for entry…
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International Exchange Program intern Janet Adesina from Nigeria is working on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. Here's Janet's update on her recent work in Montgomery, Alabama:
"Week two, three, and four, were very eventful for me at Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

Following our orientation and site visits, we resumed our project on the long range interpretive plan, aimed to serve as a guide for the park in it's future endeavors and interpretation efforts. It mostly involved lots of reading, research, and data analysis to inform a more precise and decision and recommendations for the park that will effective serve the community in which they serve.

We had a great community event honoring Reverend Richard Boom, one of the many unsung heroes of the Civil Right Movement. Later on we visited Rosa Parks Museum, Freedom Riders Museum, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Dr. Booker T. Washington home as well as Tuskegee's University.

Week 4 was particularly fascinating, been the anniversary of Congressman John Lewis passing, a series of activities was planned in his honor, which included a commemorative service and walk across the bridge, a lecture series and a documentary in celebration of his life and sacrifices made during the Civil Rights Movement."
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International Exchange Program intern Janet Adesina from Nigeria is working on the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail. Heres Janets update on her recent work in Montgomery, Alabama: 
Week two, three, and four, were very eventful for me at Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail.

Following our orientation and site visits, we resumed our project on the long range interpretive plan, aimed to serve as a guide for the park in its future endeavors and interpretation efforts. It mostly involved lots of reading, research, and data analysis to inform a more precise and decision and recommendations for the park that will effective serve the community in which they serve. 

We had a great community event honoring Reverend Richard Boom, one of the many unsung heroes of the Civil Right Movement. Later on we visited Rosa Parks Museum, Freedom Riders Museum, Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Dr. Booker T. Washington home as well as Tuskegees University.

Week 4 was particularly fascinating, been the anniversary of Congressman John Lewis passing, a series of activities was planned in his honor, which included a commemorative service and walk across the bridge, a lecture series and a documentary in celebration of his life and sacrifices made during the Civil Rights Movement.Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

International Exchange Program intern Christl Høj Hansen has been busy at @MissionsNPS in San Antonio: "The last few weeks in San Antonio have been full of amazing experiences. I enjoy working on my project, and it has added to my knowledge of museum work and working with collections. My main project is to develop a museum housekeeping plan, which facilitates preventative care and aims to ensure proper handling of the museum collection including those on exhibit and in storage, to allow for future safekeeping of the collection.

It has been interesting to see and experience how the park and my department network and work with other sites. For example, through a knowledge sharing and inspirational visit to Yturri-Edmunds House Museum with the interpretation crew, and meetings with other institutions that hold collections, such as the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research to share experiences on collection care and practices.
I was also very excited to be in the field to help test remote sensing methods to best survey the subsurface in front of Mission Concepcion for a climate change vulnerability assessment.

Besides working, I have also spent my time exploring and experiencing American culture from small things like kettle corn, breakfast tacos and giant ice creams to the week-long Fourth of July celebrations with a parade, drone show, live music by the Airforce Band and fireworks in Woodlawn Park. I am excited to see where the next weeks will lead."
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International Exchange Program intern Christl Høj Hansen has been busy at @MissionsNPS in San Antonio: The last few weeks in San Antonio have been full of amazing experiences. I enjoy working on my project, and it has added to my knowledge of museum work and working with collections. My main project is to develop a museum housekeeping plan, which facilitates preventative care and aims to ensure proper handling of the museum collection including those on exhibit and in storage, to allow for future safekeeping of the collection.

It has been interesting to see and experience how the park and my department network and work with other sites. For example, through a knowledge sharing and inspirational visit to Yturri-Edmunds House Museum with the interpretation crew, and meetings with other institutions that hold collections, such as the UTSA Center for Archaeological Research to share experiences on collection care and practices.
I was also very excited to be in the field to help test remote sensing methods to best survey the subsurface in front of Mission Concepcion for a climate change vulnerability assessment. 

Besides working, I have also spent my time exploring and experiencing American culture from small things like kettle corn, breakfast tacos and giant ice creams to the week-long Fourth of July celebrations with a parade, drone show, live music by the Airforce Band and fireworks in Woodlawn Park. I am excited to see where the next weeks will lead.Image attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

Sharing from our friends at Historic Preservation & Community Planning at College of Charleston. Thank you for tagging us and have a wonderful time abroad! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Aline Barnsdall House in Los Angeles ❤️Image attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment

Curious about how the U.S. and Mexico are working together to foster World Heritage across borders? Register now for our World Heritage Webinar on the Royal Inland Road -- El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro-- on 25 July, 12 pm ET. Free and open to all: worldheritageusa.org/webinars/ ... See MoreSee Less

Curious about how the U.S. and Mexico are working together to foster World Heritage across borders? Register now for our World Heritage Webinar on the Royal Inland Road -- El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro-- on 25 July, 12 pm ET. Free and open to all: https://worldheritageusa.org/webinars/

June 2024 E-News - mailchi.mp/worldheritageusa/world-heritage-usa-july-2024-e-news-17795728 ... See MoreSee Less

June 2024 E-News - https://mailchi.mp/worldheritageusa/world-heritage-usa-july-2024-e-news-17795728

Call for Papers: Future Anterior | Earthly Memorial Landscapes
“Earthly Memorial Landscapes” is a special issue of Future Anterior—a peer-reviewed journal and forum for the critical examination of historic preservation— that proposes to explore historic landscapes that challenge ideas of nature in heritage and preservation. Submissions are now being accepted through 1 October 2024 for publication in 2025.
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Call for Papers:  Future Anterior | Earthly Memorial Landscapes
“Earthly Memorial Landscapes” is a special issue of Future Anterior—a peer-reviewed journal and forum for the critical examination of historic preservation— that proposes to explore historic landscapes that challenge ideas of nature in heritage and preservation. Submissions are now being accepted through 1 October 2024 for publication in 2025.

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