August 30, 2005


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University students who spent part of the summer researching the history of several older buildings on campus have displayed their findings in an exhibit in the Elaine Langone Center.

The exhibit,"Our Campus, Our History: Student Perspectives from the Getty Campus Heritage Project Educational Component," may be viewed through Sept. 16 in the downhill side display case located on the first floor of the Elaine Langone Center (outside Bostwick Dining Hall).

According to Mary Brantl, professor of art and art history and faculty coordinator of the project, the exhibit is part of the Getty Campus Heritage Project Educational Component designed to give viewers "a trip back in time … with an eye towards preserving the past as an integral part of the future."

Students majoring in art history and civil engineering studied 11 buildings to explore numerous perspectives including the historic significance of Carnegie Library, the maintenance/preservation needs of these buildings and ways to enrich appreciation of Bucknell's historic architectural core.

This project was funded by a grant from The Getty Foundation. The J. Paul Getty Trust is an international cultural and philanthropic institution devoted to the visual arts that includes the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Foundation. The Getty Trust and the Getty programs are located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Additional information is available on the Getty Web site at http://www.getty.edu/.

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