Arches for Historic Preservation: Inventories, Mobile Surveys, Review Processes, and Public Outreach and Education


The session will give attendees a practical overview of how the expanded capabilities of the open-source Arches Cultural Heritage Data Management Platform can help to manage cultural resources, using case studies and examples from the cities of Los Angeles, Philadelphia and San Francisco and organizations such as Preservation Utah and the Florida Public Archeology Network. Topics covered include: integration of survey data, essential preservation program workflows, synchronization with existing GIS and planning systems, and Arches as a tool for public outreach and education.

CE Credits:
Jul 17, 2022 10:15 AM

Sara Delgadillo

Sara Delgadillo is a preservation planner for Los Angeles City Planning supporting the administration of municipal preservation programs. She is the data coordinator for HistoricPlacesLA, Los Angeles’ historic resource inventory system, a customization of Arches®. Sara earned her graduate degree in Heritage Conservation from the University of Southern California. She has conducted research and established a database for the National Park Service on sites associated with underrepresented communities in the United States and also serves on the board of Latinos in Heritage Conservation, a national organization affirming the Latinx experience as part of the greater American story through the preservation of Latinx places, stories, and cultural heritage.

Annabel Lee Enriquez

A Project Specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute, Annabel Lee Enriquez has specialized in cultural heritage documentation and technology projects since 2013. She manages data modeling and knowledge organization strategy for the Arches project, an open-source software platform for integrated cultural heritage data management. She also provides community training and guidance on Arches and data-related topics, and works directly with GCI partners to better facilitate their respective implementations of Arches for cultural heritage inventories. She currently serves on the board of trustees of the California Preservation Foundation.

Angela Labrador

Dr. Angela Labrador: An anthropologist and educator with a background in archaeology and IT, Dr. Angela Labrador applies ethnographic methods to assess community heritage values and develop information systems within the cultural sector. She is co-director of an NEH grant that trains teachers in place-based education utilizing digital tools and historic sites. As managing partner of the consulting firm, Coherit Associates, she has worked with NGOs and government agencies to improve their heritage inventories and has collaborated on multiple Arches implementations around the world.


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