This quote seems fitting as we come up to the two month anniversary of IPSC's name change. Starting on June 1st, 2016, this institution became known as the International Preservation Studies Center. Before that it was called the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies and before that it was the Restoration College Association. Even though this institution has gone through several name changes during its existence, it remains the same at its core.
For decades this institution provided museum professionals and amateurs with the opportunity to learn best practices from the leaders of the field. IPSC continues that mission today. We are going on 37 years of institutional history and, while these other names continue to hold important places in our past, this new name represents our future.
The 14-acre campus and its brick, Georgian Revival style buildings were dedicated on September 21st, 1980. It was the architecture and the historical value it added to this community that inspired a group of locals to band together to found the preservation school. Fittingly, the Campbell Center’s old logo was designed to reflect the campus's unique architecture.
Take a look for yourself….
You'll find these rounded windows on buildings all over campus. The window pictured above is from the east side of the Campbell Library, built in 1925.
IPSC’s staff has confirmed 90% of this summer’s courses and is on track to serve over 350 individuals by the end of this season. Many students call the International Preservation Studies Center a hidden gem. Even our new logo has a few surprises of its own. If you look closely, you can see that the design contains the shapes of microspatulas and paintbrushes which are popular tools of our trade.
If you want a closer look at the awesome architecture from around this campus, check back here next week.