Conserving Rwandan Genocide Memorials

Start Date
09/24/2018
End Date
09/24/2018
Description
Conserving Rwandan Genocide Memorials


A recent multi-year project by a PennDesign team on the conservation of genocide memorial sites in Rwanda presented a number of challenges. The technical, design and interpretive challenges presented by conserving building, site and collections were considerable. The political, cultural and social contexts of the work shaped the direction of the work dramatically. Working on sites of traumatic heritage provokes important questions about the future of preservation work, and this project provides a valuable chance to explore the possibilities.
Location
Buffalo, NY
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Historic Preservation
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.0
Learning Outcomes
Investigate the interpretive challenges presented by conserving buildings of traumatic heritage.

Identify the cultural and social contexts of sites of traumatic heritage.

Differentiate the technical challenges presented by the buildings versus the sites at genocide memorials.

Illustrate how the interpretive challenges on sites of traumatic heritage provoke important questions about the future of preservation work.
Instructors
Randall Mason, PhD
Website Registration
Course Codes
KS02-18
Provider
Association for Preservation Technology International


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