Site Preservation Grant Program
Workers grouting the ancient gateway at Gordion, Turkey, excavated in the 1950s (Courtesy C. Brian Rose)
The Institute Announces the Site Preservation Fund Challenge Grant
The Institute's newly created Site Preservation Fund will award grants to AIA member-sponsored applicants to assist with repairs, document endangered sites, enhance visitors' understanding, and/or help to ensure the safety and security of the site. The Fund has already received a $250,000 Challenge Grant and we need your help to raise the matching funds before December 31st, 2008. Every dollar you contribute will be worth double its value to the Institute and to the preservation of our cultural heritage. "I am thrilled that the Institute has been given this extraordinary opportunity to continue a tradition of caring for the world's heritage," says Executive Director Bonnie Clendenning. "Many important archaeological sites are under grave threat from neglect, war, and development. It is a great honor and privilege to have received this grant to enable the creation of the Site Preservation Fund."
For more about this program, see the Site Preservation page on this website and "Our Crumbling Past" (AIA President C. Brian Rose writes about site preservation in his From the President column in the July/August 2007 issue of ARCHAEOLOGY).