Robert A.M. Stern
will introduce Janet Parks at the 2017 New York Preservation Archives Project's Bard Birthday Breakfast. Ms. Parks will be honored with the NYPAP's Preservation Award, which Mr. Stern received at the organization's 2016 event. This year's Bard Birthday Breakfast will also honor the devotion to archival stewardship displayed by the Durst Family and feature a presentation by author Kate Ascher.
Before her retirement in June 2017, Ms. Parks held the role of Curator of Drawings & Archives at Columbia University's Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library for 36 years. Under her curatorial direction, about 95% of Avery Library's more than two million archival items were acquired, including the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archive (co-owned with the Museum of Modern Art).
The New York Preservation Archive Project is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and celebrating the history of historic preservation in New York City. The Bard Birthday Breakfast Benefit, the Archive Project’s signature fundraising event, is held each year to memorialize civic figure Albert S. Bard (1866-1963) on what would have been his birthday. Bard was a leader in working to protect the aesthetic values of special places, drafting the New York State legislation which authorized New York City’s Landmarks Law and advocating for City Beautiful concerns ranging from billboard control to zoning.
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