NYSID offers historic preservation course in Nantucket

New York, NY - March 2009 - In May 2009, New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) students will take part in a unique two-week course in Nantucket that will introduce special issues facing interior designers when working within historic buildings.

Nantucket—an island off the coast of Cape Cod—has one of the highest concentrations of pre-Civil War structures in the United States, thereby allowing students to work with historic properties first hand. In addition to the study of historic preservation theories and methods, students will research, document, and assess a historic property and make recommendations for the preservation of its interior and furnishings.

The program will be hosted by The Preservation Institute: Nantucket (PI:N). Founded in 1972, the institute serves students from universities and colleges throughout the U.S. and abroad in a variety of disciplines by exposing them to a wide range of historic preservation issues, while also helping to research and document the historical environment of the island. PI:N has evolved into a center for historic preservation studies, sponsoring research, public presentations, seminars, exhibitions, and professional continuing education programs and workshops throughout the year in addition to the academic summer programs.

The course will be taught by Morris Hylton III, who is the Director of Preservation Institute: Nantucket. He was previously Initiatives Manager at the World Monuments Fund and has taught historic preservation, interior design, and design history in New York, Florida, and on Nantucket.

The NYSID program will take place from May 17- 30, 2009; tuition is $1,370, plus $600 for accommodation. For more information call (212) 472-1500. 

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