Not that long ago, historic resources that now fall into the category of “Recent Past” were not considered worthy of preservation. The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota has been behind the Recent Past movement with our sponsoring of the one-day symposium, The Future of the Modern Past in May of 2006 as well as our role as a partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation when they conducted their Modern Module in the Twin Cities.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Modernism + The Recent Past
- Minnesota Modern: Era of Innovation is the third installment of NTHP’s “Modern Module” publications. The Modern Module program, a two-year endeavor in four cities, aims at building public support for and engaging in discussions focused on the study and protection of America’s modern architectural resources.
Recent Past Preservation Network
- Recent Past Preservation Network: A website full of resources—get the latest recent past preservation news along with scholarship opportunities, case studies, lecture materials, and more.
- DOCOMOMO US: A 501(c)(3) nonprofit stressing the importance of DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdern MOvement, with chapters in many states (check out DOCOMOMO MN’s Facebook).
National Park Service
- Recent Past Initiative: Background on the initiative, articles, publications, conference opportunities, and links—all courtesy of NPS.
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Check out PAM’s Recent Past Flickr set!
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