This one day conference will bring together researchers in diverse areas of specialization whose commonality is the protection and preservation of cultural heritage, including irreplaceable artistic and historical collections, buildings and important local, nation and international sites. Speakers will promote awareness of the importance of cultural heritage, what is being done to protect it, how it can be done successfully, and where research data is needed.

The University Libraries, in cooperation with the new College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity, as well as the New York State Department of Education, is excited to present a one day conference, “Cultural Heritage at Risk: In Defense of Civilization”. Attendees will include students, faculty, and members of the cultural community in the Capital Region and beyond. Generous funding for this event is from a Conference Support Award from the University at Albany, discretionary funds from CEHC and the University Libraries, and the New York State Conservation/Preservation Grant program.

Cultural Heritage at Risk was held on the Uptown Campus, Campus Center Ballroom. A printable campus map is available at Uptown Campus Map. Please purchase your parking pass in advance as Visitor Lots may not have capacity for this event. Click here to purchase and park in any Gold Student Lot ($5.40) Visitor Parking Pass

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