• Source: Park Muskau, Germany; Photo: Michael Lee

    UVA Landscape Studies Initiative

    CCL Partners with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Jefferson Trust 

  • Hemmings’ cabin, Mulberry Row at Monticello
    Source: Mulberry Row, Monticello; Photo: Stephen Barling

    Restoration Roundtables

    2017-2018 Research Roundtable Series

  • Carr’s Beach, near Annapolis, Maryland, 1958
    Source: Carr’s Beach, 1958. WANN Radio Station Records, Archives Center, NMAH

    Mapping the Green Book and the Spaces In Between

    February Research Roundtable 


Spotlight on Cultural Landscapes

Perpetual Neglect: The Preservation Crisis of African-American Cemeteries

"It’s hard to think of a cultural landscape type that’s as stubbornly resistant to restoration as a neglected African-American cemetery. For even beyond the daunting practical and financial obstacles, there’s another significant challenge. What does restoration of these landscapes look like? What are the programmatic possibilities for cemeteries that no longer function as active burial sites? What are the opportunities for reinterpretation and redesign?"

In May 2017, Places Journal published a feature article, written by Zach Mortice, on the preservation crisis of African-American Cemetries that Charlottesville has confronted at sites like the Daughters of Zion Cemetery. You can read an excerpt here and the full piece on the Places Journal website

Upcoming Events

Restoration Roundtables: Kat Imhoff

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: OpenGrounds

The Restoration Roundtables annual series begins with a presentation from Kat Imhoff, President and CEO of The Montpelier Foundation.

Join us at OpenGrounds to hear speak about her 30-year career in conservation and preservation, and her current leadership at Montpelier.