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RULA Lecture - "Changes in the Standards of Research and Preservation of Historic Gardens"

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Synopsis: In the 18th century the idea of considering court gardens as a monument was new. Early reconstruction and restoration projects are dated 100 years later.
Start Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 4:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 5:00 PM
Location: New Jersey Institute For Food, Nutrition And Health(Ifnh)
Address: 61 Dudley Road
Campus: George H. Cook
Room: Rm 101
City, State, Country: New Brunswick, NJ US
Fee: N/A
Speaker: Hartmut Troll, University of Heidelberg, Department for European Art History
Sponsor: Department of Landscape Architecture
Category: Talk, Lecture, Seminar
Web Site: http://landarch.rutgers.edu/Lectures.html#CL
Contact Name: Gail McKenzie
Contact Email: gail.mckenzie@rutgers.edu
Contact Phone: (848) 932-9311
Additional Information: In the early 20th century the solution 'preserve, not restore ' established a modern concept and effected as well as environment protection the preservation of historic gardens. Some questions are still relevant to date, such as how to deal with the transience of material. From the 1930s a conjectural dealing with cultural heritage sought to correct supposed defects of historical designs. The destruction of substance was criticized in the sequence and a scientific approach was recognized as a benchmark from the 1970s. Since the 1990s, the preservation of different layers and the question of authentic plant material have regained greater attention. Bio: Hartmut Troll, landscape architect, previously studied Landscape Ecology and Design at Vienna University, and then worked as a freelance landscape architect for a few years. Afterwards he worked at Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences as a staff researcher in open space planning, and received his PhD from the University of Kassel. Currently he is responsible for the preservation of historic gardens at State Castles and Gardens Baden-Württemberg. He has lectured at Kassel University, Karlsruhe University and Heidelberg University, where he is currently an honorary professor at the Department for European Art History. 2017 he was spring fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University, Washington D.C. He is member of International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ICOMOS-IFLA).