Politics, Money, and Anarchy: Historic House Museums

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Politics, Money, and Anarchy: Historic House Museums

January 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

In what seems like the “perfect storm”, historic sites (and historic house museums in particular) are facing an uncertain future. Lovers of history cannot agree on the best ways to ensure long-term stewardship. The debate has been highlighted by the recent publication of The Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums by Franklin Vagnone & Deborah Ryan (Left Coast Press, 2015). What are the critiques? What are the solutions?

Join a panel of invested experts to become a part of a lively, and at times heated debate regarding these fragile historic sites.This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.

Reception to follow!

Ulysses Diez, Chief Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, The Newark Museum
Andrew Dolkart (moderator), Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Deborah Ryan, Urban Designer and Community Engagement Specialist and Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Franklin Vagnone, Heritage Consultant

Price: Free for MCNY and AIA Members, please register here; $16 general public; $12 for students/seniors.


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, 10029 United States
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