In April 2002, Cornerstones Community Partnerships, Crocker Ltd. and many other partners, including the New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance, and the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, will host the 5th Annual World Heritage USA International Symposium in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The convening, scheduled for April 17-20, 2002, is open to heritage professionals, practitioners, supporters and organizations committed to the protection, preservation and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

The United States Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (World Heritage USA) is a non-governmental organization whose mandate is conservation of the world’s cultural heritage. ICOMOS, through its 120 national committees worldwide, provides a forum for professional dialogue and a vehicle for the collection, evaluation, and dissemination of information on heritage preservation principles, techniques, and policies. Cornerstones is an award-winning New Mexico-based community development organization that for fifteen years has used heritage preservation as an organizing tool for youth training, intergenerational exchange and professional development programs. Crocker Ltd. is an architectural conservation firm based in Santa Fe.

The Symposium will focus on recent trends in the evolution of preservation theory and practice that have demonstrated how heritage conservation can be a formidable framework for social and economic change. When properly considered preservation can inspire development that responds to local needs and aspirations while accentuating values and strengths of local cultural traditions. Three of the preceding World Heritage USA International Symposia have posed these questions in the light of local, national, and international partnerships that need to be forged among preservation professionals, public authorities, volunteers, local groups and broader community stakeholders.

In addition, the symposium will explore the many different aspects of heritage preservation around the world with regard to politics, regionalism, cultural landscapes, tangible and intangible heritage, volunteerism and community service. Five sessions are scheduled including a full day in the field looking at, and participating in, community-based projects in northern New Mexico.

All sessions will be simultaneously interpreted from English to Spanish.

(Subject to Change)

Wednesday, April 17, 2002

6:30 pm: J.B. Jackson Lecture Series:
“Landscape and Life: Lessons from Tradition.”
Henry Glassie, Academic Professor and Author. St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Avenue; Sponsored by the University of New Mexico, School of Architecture and Planning. Reception to follow.

Thursday, April 18, 2002

8:30 am – 4:30 pm: McCune Foundation Field Session in Northern New Mexico. Participants will get a unique opportunity to learn about volunteer-driven preservation initiatives by participating in one or more community projects. Limited Enrollment.

6:30 pm: 2002 Keynote Address featuring W. Richard West, Director, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. St. Francis Auditorium, 107 W. Palace Avenue.

7:30 pm: Annual Reception. Palace of the Governors, 105 E. Palace Avenue.

Friday, April 19, 2002

9:00 am: 2002 Welcoming Remarks

9:30 am: Session I: “Volunteerism and Community Service”

Moderator: John Wirth, North American Institute


Community participation as an essential part of tourism-driven heritage preservation in Georgetown, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Debbie Whelan
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Architect & Founder of REHaBCO.

Case studies in Kathmandu Valley: Community efforts in Conservation
Jharna Joshi
Kathmandu, Nepal
Architect & Instructor,
Institute of Engineering, Thapathali


La Iglesia Parroquial de Macarao: la comunidad organizada
gestiona la restauracion de su templo. Caracas, Venezuela.
Ileana Vásquez & Maya Felice Berti
Caracas, Venezuela

Community-based Historic Preservation
Arthur P. Ziegler, Jr.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
President of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation


2:00 pm: Session II, “Cultural Landscapes: People and Place”

Moderator: Henry Glassie


Traditional Hispanic Cultural Landscapes
Moises Gonzales
Espanola, New Mexico
Rio Arriba County Planning Department

Self- Initiatives in Alamos, Mexico As a Means Toward Preservation and National Recognition
John Messina
Tucson, Arizona
Asst. Research Architect, University of Arizona School of Architecture


Community Participation in Conservation Treatment Planning:
Implementing the ICOMOS Charter on the Vernacular Heritage
Christopher Koziol & Katherine Woods
Fort Collins, CO
Architectural Preservation Institute
Colorado State University

To Be Announced
J. Marshall Davis
Indianapolis, Indiana
Director of Community Service for the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana

5:00 pm: 2002 World Heritage USA Poster Session

Saturday, April 20, 2002

8:30 am: World Heritage USA General Meeting


10:30 am: Session III, “Local, Regional and International Cooperation”

Moderator: Herb Stovel, ICCROM


Escuelas Taller
Eduardo Aznar Sáinz
Madrid, Spain
President, Foundation for Ecology and Protection of the Environment & Founder of Escuelas Taller

The Expert and the Community
Sharon Sullivan
New South Wales, Australia
Architect, Executive Director of the Australian Heritage Commission

Community participation and Earthen Architectural Heritage Conservation
Dr. Luis Fernando Guerrero Baca
Mexico City, Mexico
Architect & Professor
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Azcapotzalco

Architects & Restoration Specialists of Monuments and Sites
Conservation of Living Culture Resources and Processes in the Primera Alta
Jacquie McNulty
Tucson, Arizona


2:30 pm: Session IV, “Tangible and Intangible Aspects of Heritage Preservation.”

Moderator: Tony Atkin, University of Pennsylvania


The Middle Place
Shalie Gasper & Calvin Chimoni
Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico

Patinating a Royal Hawaiian Monument: A Case For Public Conservation
Glenn Wharton
Santa Barbara, California
Sculpture Conservator

The Revitalization of Indian Cultural Values Project in Cotacachi County, Ecuador
Yolanda Teran
Quito, Ecuador
Fulbright Scholar & National Coordinator for the National Council of Indigenous Women

Intangible/Tangible Heritage
Dawson Munjeri
Harare, Zimbabwe
Vice-President of ICOMOS & Executive Director of the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe

Invitation to 2002 General Assembly in Zimbabwe.

6:00 pm: Closing Remarks

Sunday, April 21, 2002

9:30 am: Depart for Post-Conference Tours


World Heritage Sites Tour: Chaco Culture National Historical Park & Mesa Verde National Park. April 21-23, 2002. Cost: $250 ( includes 2 night’s lodging).

Pueblo Excursion: Acoma and Laguna Pueblos. April 21, 2002. Cost: $100 (includes lunch).