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Richard Vidutis

Richard Vidutis has worked as a contract consultant on projects throughout the United States in the fields of Ethnography/Folklife, Museum Programming & Planning, and History (Cultural Resources Management, and Historic Preservation) for private firms, and state and federal agencies, for example, FEMA, National Park Service, Library of Congress Folklife Center, Michigan State University, Maryland Historical Society, and Florida Folklife Program. Mr. Vidutis specializes in ethnographic studies and history of urban and rural landscapes with a strong emphasis on ethnic cultures in the United States. In recent years, his focus has come to include heritage preservation in post-disaster landscapes following Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy and flooding in Missouri’s Ozarks. Along with a Ph.D. from the Folklore Institute, Indiana University, Mr. Vidutis has also studied archiving at Wayne State University, and museum preservation & conservation at the Ford Museum. His educational background includes scholarships to Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Vilnius University, and Helsinki University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Human-Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation : Theory and Evidence-Based Practice

Routledge, 2019

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... Missed Opportunities The Absence of Ethnography in America’s Cultural Heritage Programs Richard Vidutis The Cultural Resources Management (CRM) industry is the main driver of historical and cultural research in America following...