Historic Preservation

  • View of the Wupatki Pueblo, South Unit from the east.

    Photo: Caroline Dickensheets, 2018

Weitzman Receives $1.3 Million Getty Grant to Protect and Preserve Wupatki National Monument

The Center for Architectural Conservation at Weitzman has received a $1.3 million grant from Getty to develop a conservation and management plan and professional training program for Wupatki National Monument in Arizona.

“Reflective of contemporary concerns that address climate threat and cultural appropriation, this project will develop a framework for integrated site stewardship based on an understanding of sustainability as both a physical and cultural necessity,” says Frank Matero, CAC’s director and professor and chair in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. “Identifying the vulnerabilities of sites like Wupatki is perhaps the most critical challenge currently facing all cultural and natural resource managers today. Mitigation, resilience, and adaptation in the form of renewed cultural partnerships with affiliated tribal communities will move the conservation needs front and center in this model project.”

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