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Unimpaired for Future Generations: Preserving Objects, Sites, and Structures in National Parks (Conservation Matters Lecture)

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Getty Center, Harold M. Williams Auditorium
Admission: Free; reservations required.

The National Park Service cares for nearly 400 sites throughout the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands. Established in 1916, the Service acts as a guardian of well known and loved natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite; cultural resources including the iconic Statue of Liberty; and many less famous but culturally significant sites.

Mesa Verde National Park

Join archaeologist Frank McManamon as he explains the role of the National Park Service in preserving our cultural resources, including 27,000 historic structures and 66,000 archaeological sites, as well as some 115 million objects in park museum collections. Learn about the remnants of an ancient civilization at Mesa Verde, the stories of battles at Gettysburg and Shiloh, and the wonders of the Shenandoah and its historic Appalachian Trail.

About Frank McManamon
Frank McManamon is the Chief Archeologist of the National Park Service, Departmental Consulting Archeologist for the Department of the Interior, and Manager of the Archeology Program of the NPS national office in Washington, D.C., as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland.

About Conservation Matters
Conservation Matters is a series of occasional lectures hosted by the Getty Conservation Institute examining conservation issues from around the world. This season, lectures have focused on the historic bridges of the Los Angeles River and the work of the Getty Conservation Institute around the world, among other topics.

Work at Shiloh National Park

How to Get Here
The Getty Center is located at 1200 Getty Center Drive in Los Angeles, California, approximately 12 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. See Hours, Directions, Parking for maps and driving directions.

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