Historic Preservation Expert
To Speak At U.Va. School Of Architecture
September 10, 2004 --
WHO: Martin Cherry, chief buildings historian at English Heritage
Lecture – "The Politics of Place: Conserving English
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 160
chief buildings historian at English Heritage, will give the inaugural
talk in the Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas lecture
series on Thursday, Sept. 23,
6 p.m. at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
Cherry’s talk, "The
Politics of Place: Conserving English Heritage," will
focus on the conservation and revitalization of more than 120 structures in
the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham, England, an English Heritage project that
innovative approaches to preservation. Through his efforts, the Victorian and
20th-century jewelry-making and metalworking community has been recommended
for listed building status by English Heritage.
"The thriving Jewellery Quarter has retained its urban village
atmosphere intact for almost 200 years. The continued prosperity
of the area will be guaranteed
by achieving a balance between maintaining the historic fabric and townscape,
and encouraging economic diversity,” Cherry said. “The listing
of a number of important buildings will protect the unique character of the
from any insensitive change. Listing is not meant to fossilize a building.
Its long-term interests are often best served by putting it to good use and
ensures that the architectural and historic interest of the building is carefully
considered before any alterations are agreed."
The lecture is co-sponsored
by the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of Association for the Preservation of
For information about the lecture or the
School of Architecture, contact Derry Wade at (434) 982-2921
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298