Monthly Archives: November 2010

Addendum: Istanbul’s Cultural Heritage Inventory

Another short article about Turkey’s cultural heritage preservation appeared yesterday in the Hurriyet Daily News, this one lauding the success of Europa Nostra Turkey’s advocacy and awareness campaign.  According to the article, in the past few years the Turkish branch … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s Cultural Heritage Inventory

A cultural heritage cataloging project, “Inventory of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Economy of Istanbul,” has been ongoing in Turkey’s capital over the past 16 months.  Through a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Istanbul 2010 Capital of Culture … Continue reading

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World Cultural Heritage Enshrined In Local Commemorative Plaque

Sometimes, when you think you’ve seen every commemorative statue and memorial in your town, you find another one hiding under the rug — or in this case, prominently displayed in a public space.  Here’s a piece of local history and … Continue reading

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Global Heritage Fund In The News

Many thanks to Mike Smith and Julia Tikunova at Global Heritage Fund for telling me about Saving Our Vanishing Heritage, a GHF project focusing on “the challenges facing our most significant and endangered archaeological and heritage sites in the developing world — … Continue reading

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Archaeological Resource Preservation: Museum-Archaeology Community and…Metal Detectorists??

Having moved back to Long Island recently after several years away, I now find myself appreciating more and more the rich cultural heritage inscribed in the island’s history. I learned of one interesting story from an article in Newsday’s Long … Continue reading

Posted in American Revolution, archaeology, cultural conservation, cultural sustainability, culture, heritage, historic preservation, Long Island, looting, metal-detecting, Southampton Historical Society | 2 Comments