President of Armenia Joins the Effort!
High quality conservation work completed by AiP jammers in Gyumri caught the attention of the President of Armenia! The director of Aslamasyan Sisters Gallery, where AiP volunteers worked, said about the September 2017 session:
Hosting Cynthia was a great honor for us because of her professional skills and expertise. Volunteering is … uniting people and helping communities like Gyumri. I would like to express my deepest gratitude.
The high profile created by jammers, combined with local efforts, resulted in funding by the President.
Join us in Gyumri in May, or look for 2019 dates, as this great adventure continues to benefit the people of this beautiful and struggling city.
Paul Broeker has been inspired for years by the unwavering dedication of co-founder Judith Broeker (who happens to be his sister) to Adventures in Preservation. Paul is one of our greatest supporters and showed his own continued commitment to the organization by sponsoring the 2016 Kosovo project. The next generation of Broekers is now getting involved: his daughter joined us in Kosovo this summer.
If you love old buildings and your own travels revolve around historic architecture, we encourage you to support your favorite AiP project as a sponsor and/or active jammer. With your help, we can continue to use preservation as a powerful tool for change!
Armen was born in Gyumri, Armenia in 1988, just 4 months before the massive Spitak earthquake hit. In the dead of winter, it took rescuers 7 hours to find him under piles of stone rubble. With this history, Armen now directs all his efforts at rebuilding his city.
You can hear Armen's story in person! Join us in May 2018 as we focus on conservation of wood doors & windows at the museum, and initiate plans to turn a damaged historic residence into a B&B. Job creation through heritage tourism is the key to the city's future.
This will be an experience of a lifetime. Register now!
Scotland Success - Glasshouse Completely Glazed!
Thanks to 15 incredible AiP jammers, who didn't mind some hard work, the Burgie Edwardian Glasshouse is now completely enclosed with glass. The June team completed all the prep work, and the Sept/Oct team put in around 250 panes of glass in just two weeks. We're now all linseed oil putty and glass cutting experts!.
AiP is looking for sponsors to continue conservation work in 2018. The historic west wing is near collapse and would be a great loss. Contact AiP to support this valuable effort.