Bata Library

Conserving the Modern in Canada: Buildings, ensembles and sites: 1945-2005 Conference Proceedings, Trent University, Peterborough, May 6-8, 2005

The “Conserving the Modern in Canada” conference, held at Trent University in Peterborough from May 6 to 8, 2005, was Canada’s first national conference on the subject of the built heritage of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. Recognizing the significance of this event for the heritage conservation community, we were committed at the outset to document the event in the form of proceedings.

These proceedings reflect the diversity of the community conserving modern heritage in Canada. There are papers from academics, students, planners, historians, architects, and a visual artist. Modern heritage sites from virtually every region in the country are represented. The range of these historic resources is extraordinary: urban squares, office towers, churches, schools, suburban housing, academic institutions, recreational facilities and cultural centres. The diversity of approaches and the range of activities in documenting and conserving modern heritage are also well represented in this collection of papers. We are grateful to the conference speakers for preparing the essays contained in these proceedings. The essays represent, as accurately as possible, the papers as delivered at Trent University. Each author’s work is presented “in his or her own words”.

To promote further understanding of the modern heritage in Peterborough to the broader community, we have produced…


Trent University