A special lecture for students as well as research scholars on ‘why old places matter’
The Department of History of Art organised a special lecture by Mr. Thompson M. Mayes, the Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington D.C., USA on July 31st, 2019 for its students as well as research scholars. Mr. Mayes spoke on ‘why old places matter,’ where he discussed about the importance of preserving old places for people’s emotional and psychological health. Based on his recent book ‘Why Old Places Matter’, he traced the many reasons that old places help people flourish, from memory, identity, and continuity, to economics, sustainability, and community, to sacredness and connections to our ancestors. The students were able to co-relate the importance of old places with regard to their course structure based around Art History and its allied disciplines.