Michael Walsh: Conservation Conversation
'Environments of Memory: Interpreting and Protecting the Art and Architecture of Famagusta, Cyprus'
Having taken his graduate degrees from the Universities of Cambridge, St. Andrews and York, Michael Walsh took up his position at Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta, Cyprus in 2002. In the nine years that followed he successfully nominated Famagusta for inclusion in the World Monuments Fund Watch List, brought the Global Heritage Fund to the same city, and in 2010 acted as team coordinator for the United Nations project ‘Cultural Heritage Data Collection in the northern part of Cyprus'. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in recognition of his efforts to safeguard endangered Cypriot heritage. He is the author and / or editor of six books, the latest (and most relevant for this presentation) of which is Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta: Studies in Art, Architecture and History which was published by Ashgate in 2012 and co-edited by Nicholas Coureas and Peter Edbury.
Walsh is currently Associate Chair (Research), head of the PhD Programm, and Associate Professor of Art History at the School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Light refreshments will be served.