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**Please note: Due to the weather forecast and the anticipation of rain throughout most the day, we have moved Tuesday’s classes to Central Library. This course will take place in the Information Commons, Meeting Room #7, located on the first floor of Central Library. Please enter using the main entrance at Grand Army Plaza and head straight toward the back of the large atrium. The Info Commons is located in the middle of the main lobby and the meeting rooms are numbered from left to right.  Room #7 is located to the right of the reference desk.

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The question of conservation and enhancement of the Heritage has always been debated by intellectuals and professionals. In the Nineteenth century, these debates gave rise to both the concept of ‘'monument'’ but also to Art History as a scientific discipline. Indeed, these studies carried out around the monuments concern, in time, only Architecture, and they were much confined to the conservation of old buildings as a prerogative of architects and engineers engaged in their restoration. This course will investigate the importance of Haiti's most significant National Park and its relationship to society and architecture.

Kenrick Demesvar obtained a Bachelor and a Master’s degree both in History from the State University of Haiti, and a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from Laval University, Québec – Canada. He is currently a Substitute Teacher in New York City and an Adjunct Professor at the African and Haitian Studies and Research Institute of the State University of Haiti.

In collaboration with Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn Public Library presents University Open Air, a free, three-week series of classes beginning Tuesday, June 11th in Prospect Park’s Rose Garden.

To access the Rose Garden, follow signs through Prospect Park's Grand Army Plaza entrance.  

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