Archive Project Founder Honored.
The Archive Project’s founder and chair, Anthony C. Wood, has been selected to receive the Preservation Leadership Award as part of The New York Landmarks Conservancy’s Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. The Preservation Leadership Award is bestowed upon an outstanding individual in the field of historic preservation. “Tony Wood has been a driving force for preservation for more than 40 years,” said Peg Breen, President of the Conservancy. “He literally wrote the book on the creation of the City’s landmarks law. And he is ensuring that preservation movement records, and the efforts of key individuals, will be remembered.” Mr. Wood was slated to receive the award on April 23, 2020, but the ceremony has been postponed to September 23, 2020.
Preservation Photos Shown at Gracie Mansion.
The Archive Project worked with the Gracie Mansion Conservancy, The Brooklyn Collection, Weeksville Heritage Center, and photographer Steven Tucker to ensure that several images from the preservation movement were included in a February art exhibition at Gracie Mansion entitled CATALYST: Art and Social Justice (including photos of Dr. Joan Maynard, Hattie Carthan, Kent Barwick, and Action Group for Better Architecture in New York marching at Penn Station). The exhibitwas featured in The New York Times.
One of four images of historic preservationists in action on display in the CATALYST exhibition at Gracie Mansion (Kent Barwick leading a rally, original image by Steven Tucker). | Courtesy of the Archive Project
Archive Project Donates to COVID-19 Relief.
Responding to a call by a Brooklyn pop-up food pantry, the Archive Project donated 100 of its Preservation Film Festival totes to CHiPS soup kitchen in Gowanus after the festival was cancelled due to the pandemic. The totes will be used to bag meals that are prepared from donated food and distributed daily to long lines of individuals in need. A special thanks to those who had stepped up to sponsor what would have been the fourth annual film festival: Jan Hird Pokorny Associates, A. Ottavino Corp., Francoise Bollack Architects, Pratt Institute Historic Preservation Program, and CTA Architects P. C.
Responding to the call of a Brooklyn food pantry, the Archive Project donated 100 of its Preservation Film Festival totes in early May after the festival was cancelled. The totes will be used to bag meals distributed to those in need. | Courtesy Brad Vogel