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Thursday, October 22 • 4:05pm - 4:25pm
A Reflection on Legacy and a Look into the Future: The World Monuments Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and MAS

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Since the passage of the National Historic Preservation Act nearly 50 years ago, preservation and adaptive building reuse have become powerful tools for managing change, spurring economic growth, and contributing to the betterment of vibrant, sustainable communities. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the World Monuments Fund, and the Municipal Art Society are three esteemed organizations that have worked tirelessly to advance the preservation movement and have served as ongoing stewards of its evolving agenda. Joined in conversation, representatives from the three groups will reflect on each organization’s legacy, assess how the field has changed since the passage of the landmarks law, and set the stage for the future of preservation.

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Richard A. Brown

Vice President of Philanthropy, American Express
Richard Brown is the Vice President of Philanthropy at American Express where he oversees the company’s global giving programs under the Historic Preservation and Leadership giving themes, which includes the National Treasurers program with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the World Monument Fund’s Watch List, as well as the American Express Leadership Academy.  Additionally, Mr. Brown was a key presenter of the... Read More →

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Bonnie Burnham

President and Chief Executive Officer, World Monuments Fund
Bonnie Burnham joined the World Monuments Fund as Executive Director in 1985 and was named President in 1996. Previously, she was Executive Director of the International Foundation for Art Research. She has been honored as a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, is a Distinguished Alumna of the College of Fine Arts of the University of Florida, and is the first recipient of its Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished... Read More →
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Manuela V. Hoelterhoff

MAS Director; Former Chief Culture Critic, Bloomberg News
Manuela V. Hoelterhoff is a writer and editor whose wide range of topics includes art, architecture, music, animals, travel and books. Ms. Hoelterhoff received the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 1983 and was previously a culture columnist for Bloomberg News. Ms. Hoelterhoff, who was born Hamburg, Germany, started her career at William F. Buckley's National Review before joining The Wall Street Journal as critic, arts editor and member of the... Read More →
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Stephanie Meeks

President and Chief Executive Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation
Stephanie Meeks is the President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which works to save America’s historic places and advance vibrant, sustainable communities. Under her leadership, the Trust has worked to highlight the critical connection between older buildings and vibrant cities and spearheaded research reflecting the benefits of historic preservation for today’s urban areas.  |   | Previously... Read More →

Thursday October 22, 2015 4:05pm - 4:25pm
The TimesCenter

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