Getty Conservation Institute and World Monuments Fund Launch Latest Version of Arches Heritage Inventory and Management System Free, open-source software system, designed to help safeguard cultural heritage sites worldwide, is now in use by the City of Los Angeles and by the American Schools of Oriental Research for Cultural Heritage Initiatives for Syria and Iraq.
Scott Branting is the Director for Geospatial Initiatives at ASOR and the Project Director for Heritage Mapping and Data Integration with the Syrian Heritage Initiative. Prior to this, Dr. Branting served for ten years as the Director of the Center for Ancient Middle Eastern Landscapes (CAMEL) at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
Bonnie Burnham, president and chief executive of the World Monuments Fund, joined the organization as executive director in 1985 and was named president in 1996. The World Monuments Fund is a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered ancient and historic sites around the world.
Burnham, who holds degrees in art history from the University of Florida and the Sorbonne, previously served as executive director of the International Foundation for Art Research. She has been honored as a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, is a Distinguished Alumna of the College of Fine Arts of the University of Florida, and is the first recipient of its Beinecke-Reeves Distinguished Achievement Award in Historic Preservation. She received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Florida Southern College in 2009.
Burnham has served on the boards of the National Institute of Conservation and the Hearst Castle Preservation Foundation. She is currently on the board of the New York Studio School, a Trustee of the Butler Fund for the Environment, and a member of the United States Commission for UNESCO and the Board of Advocates, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida.
Janet Hansen is the Deputy Manager for the City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources.
Tim Whalen is director of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). A California native, he holds a B.A. in Art History as well as an M.A. in Museum Studies and Art History from the University of Southern California. His professional association with the Getty Trust dates to 1983 where he served as the Assistant Director for Administration of the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, and the Associate Director of the Getty Building Program. In 1991 he assumed the position of Senior Program Officer in the Getty Foundation where he was responsible for grantmaking in support of the conservation of art and architecture worldwide. In December 1998 he was named the GCI's director, its third. He was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for the academic year 1994-1995. Mr. Whalen served on the advisory committee to the Foundation Center and Council on Foundations for its joint study of international grant making, published in 1997. He is a member of the board of the California Preservation Foundation and an Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation where he also serves on the Advisors Executive Committee.
Dennis Wuthrich is CEO and founder of Farallon. He has over 20 years of experience in designing and developing GIS and geospatial solutions. His industry experience includes commercial, federal, state and local government, utility, public safety, homeland security, environmental, natural resources, insurance and risk management clients. He has extensive enterprise-scale integration and strategic planning expertise using ESRI, Oracle, Intergraph, MapInfo, AutoDesk, Acquis and Microsoft software and systems.
Dennis has been responsible for over 200 GIS system integrations: ranging from focused departmental systems to enterprise-wide GIS closely integrated with line-of-business information technologies. He leads Farallon's GIS strategic planning, needs assessment and business case development consultants. He has extensive experience in designing the technology infrastructure, governance, workflow processes, geospatial data models and staff training programs necessary to help clients successfully implement enterprise GIS.
Dennis is a registered geologist and hydrogeologist with a M.S. in Earth Sciences from U.C. Santa Cruz. He serves on the Board of Directors of BAAMA and the California Spatial Reference Center.