December 4, 2012

Efforts to conserve the architectural heritage of the modern era began in the late 1970s. Since that time communities, groups, and professional conservation organizations have been working locally, nationally, and internationally to raise public awareness of its importance.

How far have we come and what still needs to be done to secure the future of the modern era's legacy?

A panel of international experts explored the ways conservation of modern architecture is being addressed by professionals and organizations worldwide.

About the Panel

Catherine Croft is director of the Twentieth Century Society in London. She was formerly a historic buildings officer at English Heritage and director of the Historic Theaters Trust.

Hubert-Jan Henket is an architect from the Netherlands. He is founding chairman of DOCOMOMO International and a winner of the World Monument Fund Knoll Modernism Prize.

Johannes Widodo is co-director of Tun Tan Cheng Lock Centre for Asian Architectural and Urban Heritage at the National University of Singapore and a member of modern Asian Architecture Network (mAAN).

Susan Macdonald (moderator) is head of field projects at the Getty Conservation Institute. She has been engaged in the conservation of modern heritage in the United Kingdom and Australia.