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Title:
Brown Bag Lecture: Saving Sites with Economic Development
When:
 12:30PM - 01:30PM
Where:
Penn Museum - Philadelphia
Category:
Lecture
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Thursday, January 30, 12:30 pm
Brown Bag Lecture
Preserving Heritage is Good Local Business: Saving Sites with Economic Development
Archaeological research and preservation have traditionally brought few economic benefits to the local communities in which sites are located. And to the extent such benefits existed, they lasted only as long as a particular project or program was ongoing. As a result, communities have utilized their sites in ways that are economically superior, including looting, agriculture, and home building. In this talk, Dr. Lawrence S. Coben, Executive Director, Sustainable Preservation Initiative, argues that only through locally controlled and sustainable economic development can this process be reversed, and that only through providing an alternative to destructive uses can we save much of the world's cultural patrimony. Sponsored by the Penn Cultural Heritage Center. Free admission. For more information, call 215.746.4475.

Venue

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Venue:
Penn Museum
Street:
3260 South Street
ZIP:
19104
City:
Philadelphia
State:
PA
Country:
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MUSEUM LOCATION

3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 898-4000

MUSEUM HOURS

Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
First Wednesdays: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Monday: CLOSED

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