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Research-based Workshops, Seminars, Symposia, Conferences, Field Work and Exhibits

Developing Whole Places through Next Edge Practices addresses ways in which seemingly disparate professions may join to address urgent quality-of-life needs.
 
Site visit of RWU International Fellows Program participants to Preservation Society of Newport County properties, July 2003.
 
Assessment of shrines in Tainan with students from Shu-Te University, Taiwan.
 
Traditional Hopi house-building (here, in circa 1900) is continued today, in part, through the Hopi Foundation: Lomasumi'nangwtukwsiwmani.
 
Conserving 20th-Century Architecture, concluded that "Heritage and Modernity" are different sides of the same coin.
 
Frederick Schroeder (RWU 96) curated Vitruvius Americanus for his senior project at Roger WIlliams University.

Recent research related to elder justice available on request.

Marshall, Philip C., Heritage Stewardship: Preservation as a means to a greater end. Why Does the Past Matter? Center for Heritage and Society, The University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 4-7, 2011

The Introduction of Modern Mechanical Systems into Historic Buildings in New England. Hosted by the Lancaster Unitarian Church (Bulfinch, 1816) and The Bulfinch Fund, Lancaster, MA. Organized by Menders, Torrey, and Spencer, Inc.. Funded, in part, by the Getty Conservation Institute. Participant. December 4, 2009 (Photographs of the day.)

The Second Sustainable Development and Restoration Congress, Source Newport 2009: Preservation, Places and Progress, How Sustainability Brings History to Life, Newport, RI, October 23-23, 2009. Panelist.

Business Plan Project, Historic Sites Coalition of Rhode Island, Sponsored by Preserve Rhode Island in partnership with the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission. Funded by Preserve America, 2008-09. Advisor and lecturer.

Destination Stewardship, Center for Sustainable Destinations, National Geographic Society. Panelist, 2009.

The Future of Peservation, Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, April 25, 2009. Co-presented with Robert Leaver, New Commons.

12th US/ICOMOS International Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, US Committee, International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS), March 11 to 15, 2009. Planning committee member. Symposium

12th US/ICOMOS International Symposium, Pre-Conference Tour: Mississippi Gulf Coast (Waveland, Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs) Wednesday, March 11, 2009, tour liaison for US/ICOMOS, develoed with Jeff Rosenberg, Preservation Specialist, Gulf Coast Field Office, Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Heritage Stewardship: Preservation as a Means to a Greater End, Inquiry HP Lecture Series, Historic Preservation Program, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, December 1, 2008.

Stewardship in Newport, a Museum Beyond Walls, Source Newport: The 2008 Sustainable Development and Restoration Congress, Newport, RI, October 15-17, 2008. Panel with Ruth Taylor, Executive Director, Newport Historical Society

Sustainable Stewardship, Newport Historical Society, Newport, Rhode Island. Funded, in part, by the Rhode Island Foundation. Committee member. 2008 to 2010.

Preservation Future/Engaging the Community, Civic Tourism 2 Conference, Blackstone River Valley, Rhode Island, October 15 to 18, 2008. Co-convenor with Robert Leaver, New Commons.

Barre Granite Industry: A Monument to the Trades and Tour of Barre Workshops, International Preservation Trades Workshop, Preservation Trades Network, July 17-20, 2008, Barre, Vermont. Session developer and moderator, tour developer. Included a reflection of a project The Barre Granite Industry: A Monument to Architectural Artisanry, developed 20 years before,

Developing Whole Places through Next Edge Practices, Second Power of Place Summit, Providence, Rhode Island, Grow Smart Rhode Island, May 2, 2008. Panelist.

Preservation Future, 23rd Annual RI Statewide Historic Preservation Conference, Providence (schedule), Rhode Island, Rhode Island Historical & Preservation Commission, April 12, 2008. Session panelist.

Providence & Beyond, New Commons, Providence, Rhode Island: co-convenor, 2006-2007; member 2006-2008.

Restoration and Practicum Demonstration Project, Minyak Seng-ge Monastery, Pasang village of Xinduqiao town, Sichuan (Kham area), People's Republic of China. Sustainable Tibetan Communities Program, Kham Aid Foundation and Winrock International with funding provided by US AID. Off-site planning and development of conservation component with Tenzing Lobsang Chadotsang, 2005.

Sustaining Culture through Heritage Stewardship. International Conference on Sustainable Culture and Creation, College of Design, Shu-Te University, Kaoshiung, Taiwan ROC, April 14-15, 2005.

ACSA 93rd International Conference, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Mexico City, Mexico, June 9-12, 2005. Reviewer.

Heritage Stewardship in the United States and its Applications in India. India Environment Fund/US, hosted by Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, New York, New York. October 22, 2004.

From Weathered Wood to Gilded Age: IMLS-Funded General Conservation Surveys for Organizations with Multiple Sites, American Association for State and Local History, Annual Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island. Funded, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Panelist, September, 2003.

Intellectual Capital and Stakeholder Values in Heritage Stewardship, Preservation Values Session, Building the Future: Needs and Directions for Conservation and Heritage Planning. International Fellows Program, School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University, July 11-12, 2003. Supported, in part, by the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Geneva. Conference co-coordinator and speaker.

Providence, Rhode Island, USA: Reflecting on the Many Facets of an Urban Jewel, The International Conference for the Rehabilitation and Reuse of Historic Buildings and Districts, sponsored by the Department of Architecture and Historic Preservation, Shu-Te University and the National Center for Research and Preservation of Cultural Properties, Tainan, Taiwan ROC, September 28-29, 2002

Building Craftsmanship - Sources, Resources and Initiatives, Educational Session, National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Preservation Conference 2001, Providence, Rhode Island. Session manager, October 19, 2001

Then, Now & Tomorrow: A Retrospective Look at Preservation Trades Training & Eduation, International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW 2000), Harrisburg, PA, Developer and session manager and panelist, Nov 13-15, 2000

Hopi and Zuni Youth Training: Preserving Traditional Stone Masonry Architecture. Sponsored by the Hopi Foundation with the Hopi Tribe Cultural Preservation Office, the Pueblo of Zuni, and Chaco Culture National Historical Park; Hopi Nation component, funding provided in part by the Getty Institute, Curriculim co-developer and conservation trainer on behalf the Hopi Foundation, Summer 2000

American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM STP1351 Wood Structures: Global Forum on the Treatment, Conservation, and Repair of Cultural Heritage, Editors: Stephen J. Kelly, Joseph R. Loferski, Alexander J. Salonikovich, E. George Stern, 2000. Reviewer.

Snow and Fire in the Fourth World: Perspectives on Western Preservation and Hopi Cultural Preservation Initiatives, presented at Culture, Environment and Heritage, United States / International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS), 2nd Annual International Symposium, Washington, D.C., March 20-21, 1999

Conserving 20th-Century Architecture, ACSA Northeast Regional Meeting: Reflections on Heritage and Modernity, October 25, 1997. Moderator.

Hopi Cultural Preservation Initiatives in Context, National Trust for Historic Preservation, 51st National Preservation Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 17, 1997. Session manager, moderator and panelist.

Vitruvius Americanus: Colonial Newport in the Palladian Tradition, Exhibition and Publication, Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island, Spring 1996, funded in part by the Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities. Consulting scholar.

A Vision for New Bedford: Art in Public Spaces Competition, Artworks! Partners for the Arts & Community, Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts. 1995. Juror for competition entries.

The American Diner: Beginnings and Development in New England. The American Diner Museum and the Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI. 1995. Project Evaluator for Rhode Island Committee for the Humanities.

Stewardship of Historic Religious Properties Workshop. Workshop sponsored by the Center for Historic Preservation, School of Architecture, Roger Williams University, Providence Preservation Society, and Partners for Sacred Places. Funding provided, in part, by Preservation Services Fund, National Trust for Historic Preservation and Center for Historic Preservation, School of Architecture, Roger Williams University, April 19, 1994. Project Director.

Artmaking: Safety, Legal, and Ethical Issues. Conference sponsored by the Artists Foundation and the Harvard Educational Resource Center for Occupational Safety and Health, funded by the Office of Safety, Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, hosted by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, May 4, 1991. Initial liaison between SMU and the sponsors.

Art and Industry: Aesthetic, Craft, Tradition. Visiting Lecture Series, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Funding provided, in part, by the Visual Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts and the SMU Alumni Association. Project developer, fundraiser and (initial) director. 1989-90.

Casas Grandes Ceramics: Traditions and Trade. Exhibit, Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, Vermont. May 1990. Co-Curator.

New Bedford Crossways: People Using Public Spaces, Lecture Series sponsored by the City of New Bedford Department of City Planning and Mayor's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development, Downtown New Bedford, Inc., New Bedford Heritage State Park, Department of Environmental Management, Design Department, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Southeastern Massachusetts University, Waterfront Historic Area League. Funding provided, in part, by Design Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts, City of New Bedford, Mayor's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Southeastern Massachusetts University, New Bedford Heritage State Park, Department of Environmental Management, Waterfront Historic Area League. Spring 1990. Lecture series coordinator.

Preservation and the Quality of Life: Symposium. Preservation Alumni, Inc., Columbia University, New York, New York. January 28, 1989. Invited to review abstract submittals, paper to be presented: "The Barre Granite Industry: A Monument to Architectural Artisanry."

Architectural Artisanry: Preservation by Design - Symposium and Exhibit. March 16 to 19, 1989. Sponsored by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Southeastern Massachusetts University. Supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Graham Foundation for the Advanced Studies in the Arts, the Eva Gebhard-Gourgaud Foundation, Charrette Corporation, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Conference, March 16, The State of the Art of Art in the State, co-sponsored by the Department of Environmental Management, the City of New Bedford, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Southeastern Massachusetts University, and the Waterfront Historic Area League.

Architectural Artisanry: Preservation by Design - Exhibit, Nemasket Gallery, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, curator. Spring 1989. Curator. (Refer to funding and sponsors listed above.)

The Barre granite industry preserves generations-old craft traditions and capacity, otherwise forgotten in the Modernist era.

The Barre Granite Industry: A Monument to Architectural Artisanry. Sponsored, in part, by the Historic Preservation Program, Department of History, University of Vermont with funding from Laurance S. Rockefeller. Individual grant from Design Arts Program, National Endowment for the Arts awarded to Philip C. Marshall. In-kind support from the Barre Granite Association and the Office of Economic Development, Agency of Development and Community Affairs, State of Vermont. Vermont Granite Symposium co-sponsored by the Barre Granite Association, the Historic Preservation Program, Department of History and the School of Business Administration, University of Vermont, and the Economic Development Department, Agency of Development and Community Affairs, State of Vermont. (Symposium cancelled due to insufficient registration.) Currents in Stone exhibit, funded, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Vermont Council on the Arts and the IBM Corporation. 1988 to 1989. Project coordinator.
Reference: Calta, Marialisa, "Granite Art: It isn't Just Tombstones," New York Times, Sunday, December 11, 1988, p.67
Holtzman, Beth, "New Markets Sought for Barre's Granite," The Times Argus, Barre-Montpelier, Vermont, Wednesday, February 10, 1988.
Holtzman, Beth, "Building New Markets for Barre's Granite," Rutland Herald, Rutland, Vermont, Sunday, October 23, 1988
"Vermont Granite Symposium to Celebrate Renaissance of Stone," Dimensional Stone, Vol. 4, No. 7, October 1988, p.48.

Masonry Conservation Workshop. Greater Portland Landmarks, Portland, Maine. Sponsored by the Morin Brick Company, Inc. May 7, 1988.

19th-Century Exterior Decoration and 20th Century Conservation Techniques. Program presented by the Billings Farm and Museum, Woodstock, Vermont. June 7, 1987.

Exterior Paints and Finishes Workshop. Greater Portland Landmarks, Portland, Maine. Sponsored by the Eva Gebhard-Gourgaud Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Saturday, May 9, 1987.

Symposium on the Service Life of Rehabilitated Buildings and Other Structures. American Society for Testing and Materials Symposium sponsored by ASTM Committee E-6 on Performance of Building Constructions, the Association for Preservation Technology, the National Bureau of Standards, and the National Park Service. Cincinnati, Ohio. April 27, 1987. Co-chairman and symposium moderator.

Conference on Preservation and Technology. Sponsored by the Contractors, Tradesmen, Craftsmen Committee of the Association for Preservation Technology. Held at Columbia University, New York, New York. February 13 and 14, 1988. Planning committee member.

Preservation Strategies for the Historic Building Owner.
Co-sponsored by the Essex Community Heritage Organization, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Preservation League of New York State, and the Historic Preservation Program, University of Vermont. Funded, in part, by the Cecil Howard Charitable Trust, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the New York State Council on the Arts. Essex, New York. October 10 and 11, 1986. Principal conference coordinator and lecturer.

Southwest corner fireplace with Gustav Baumann mantle shelf and overmantle decorations restored.

Architectural Artisanry Symposium. Sponsored by Swain School of Design, The Old-House Journal, and the Association for Preservation Technology. Hosted by the Architectural Artisanry Program, Swain School of Design. May 30 and 31, 1986. Co-coordinator, planning committee member, and speaker.

Practical Preservation for the Not-for-Profit Property Owner: Curatorial Management Workshop. Sponsored by the Westchester County Department of Planning, Division of Housing and Community Development, Westchester County. Co-hosted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation Restoration Workshop. Westchester County, New York. April 12-14-16, 1986. Workshop coordinator and lecturer.

Restoration of Gustav Baumann Decorative Artwork, Old Main Library (1925), 423 Central NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Conservation and restoration work conducted for George C. Pearl, FAIA. 1977.