San Antonio Missions Preservation Workshop

(March 14, 2018) -- The UTSA Center for Cultural Sustainability—part of the College of Architecture, Construction and Planning—is co-sponsoring the third annual San Antonio Missions Preservation Workshop, set for May 21–25, 2018.

Focusing on conservation issues at the San Antonio missions, topics will include best practices for data management of historic structures, water and moisture management, mortar analysis and techniques, and microbial communities on masonry. The event will include both roundtable discussion and hands-on fieldwork.

Previous workshops were held in 2016 and 2017 and drew participants from Alamo Complex Management, the Texas Historical Commission, Texas General Land Office, National Park Service, the Archdiocese of San Antonio, and the private sector.

Intended outcomes for the series of annual workshops include development of best practices to guide future preservation work at the San Antonio missions.

The 2018 workshop will be held in part on the UTSA Downtown Campus. Co-sponsors include Mission Heritage Partners, the National Park Service Vanishing Treasures Program, and the National Parks Conservation Association. Registration is open to professionals as well as graduate students. Email SAAN_preservation@nps.gov for more information.

About the CCS
The Center for Cultural Sustainability (CCS) explores the continuity of the cultural systems of human existence and the common identities of heritage that bind people to places. The Center provides academic research and services to benefit communities, completes large-scale research projects, provides research and educational opportunities for graduate students, and convenes leaders in the field for dialogue on global practices concerning sustainable development and construction. For more information, contact the CCS at 210.458.3178 or ccs@utsa.edu .