The Center for World Heritage Research and Stewardship is dedicated to research and education in the documentation, conservation, and management of historic places and cultural resources. The Center helps fulfill the mission of the University of Florida by facilitating strategic partnerships, projects, and programs for Historic Preservation and other units within the College of Design, Construction and Planning and across campus. The Center helps ensure that students are global thinkers.
There are two, place-based training programs operated by the Center: Preservation Institute Nantucket and Preservation Institute St. Augustine
The Center also oversees the Envision Heritage initiative for digitally preserving historic resources.
Projects and partners include, among others:
Chaiwatthanaram Temple Complex, Thailand, World Monuments Fund
Ishtar Gate Digital Interpretation, Iraq, World Monuments Fund
Envision Nantucket, Nantucket Preservation Trust and Nantucket Community Preservation Committee
Digital Documentation of Georgetown City Hall, National Trust of Guyana
Roebuck Street Digital Documentation, Barbados, Roebuck Street Redevelopment Trust
Shwenandaw Kyaung Digital Documentation, Myanmar, World Monuments Fund
Vizcaya Barge, Grotto, and Village, Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Library