U.S. Embassy Supports International Historic Preservation Conference

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On Monday, May 23, Cultural Attaché Erika Kuenne will give opening remarks at the International Historic Preservation Conference, organized by the Danube Competence Center.

The Embassy has supported the conference by bringing keynote speaker Mr. John Bonafide, Director of the Technical Preservation Services Bureau for New York State’s Division of Historic Preservation. Mr. Bonafide’s presentation at the historic preservation conference will highlight how “in situ” presentation of cultural monuments is accomplished in the United States, with an emphasis on New York State, where he directs historic preservation efforts.  

Historic preservation experts from Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania will discuss the impact of contemporary methods and modern technology on the further promotion of “The Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route.”

During his visit to Serbia, Mr. Bonafide will visit some of the most significant cultural heritage sites in Serbia, and consult with experts in Belgrade, Sremska Mitrovica, Kladovo, and Zajecar.

Media interested in covering the conference should arrive at Kolarceva zaduzbina, Studentski trg 5, Belgrade, on Monday, May 23 at 9:45.  A detailed conference agenda is attached.

For more information on Mr. Bonafide’s program please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office at usembelgradepress@state.gov.