While the CHAPS program enjoys a number of inter-disciplinary partnerships across various departments at Rutgers University, we are also grateful for the intellectual and financial contributions that external partners continue to make towards the growth of the program. In addition, the following institutions have hosted CHAPS undergraduate and graduate students.

Partnership with UNESCO:


CHAPS enjoyed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (which recently ended) with UNESCO, a cooperation with the goal of reinforcing links between our institutions through joint research and academic staff and graduate student development. As part of the Project Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage, this collaboration has included research projects and graduate student opportunities, as well as the patronage of UNESCO in our 2012 International Conference “Cultural Landscapes: Preservation Challenges in the 21st Century.”  



Partnership with the Rutgers Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA):

CHAPS has built a collaborative partnership with the Rutgers Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA), through our joint interest in heritage management and preservation at the international level. Moreover, GAIA has supported fieldwork opportunities for CHAPS research students, in particular, research towards the nomination of the Banda Islands in Indonesia (also known as Spice Islands) as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Scott Curzi Memorial Fellowship (Phillipsburg Area Historical Society):

The Phillipsburg Area Historical Society has partnered with the CHAPS program in order to provide a paid internship to students in the graduate program. A selected student will have the opportunity to work on the Roseberry House Project. Past projects have included the analysis of unique wall stencils in the Roseberry House which culminated in the development of a scholarly paper and a forthcoming public lecture to be held in the Phillipsburg area.
For more on the Scott Curzi Memorial Internship, see "Phillipsburg Area Historical Society and Rutgers University Announce Scott Curzi Memorial Internship" on, and "Restoring a Forgotten Landmark" on the Rutgers website. 
Students interested in this internship should contact the CHAPS program directly.


You can make a tax-deductible gift to the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) program at the Department of Art History in several ways:

You can mail us a check directly. Please make check payable to the Rutgers University Foundation and specify CHAPS, Department of Art History in the memo line. Please send checks to:

CHAPS Alumni and Public Relations
c/o Geralyn Colvil
Department of Art History
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1167

 You can make a secure online donation at the Rutgers University Foundation website. Online donations will be processed by the Rutgers University Foundation. In the dropdown menu, please select “Other.” When another drop down menu appears, please type “Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS)” in the box. Gifts to Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), Department of Art History will also be credited towards your Class Gift.

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You can designate us as the recipient of your annual gift. Whenever you make a pledge to The Rutgers Fund, please make sure you specify that you would like your gift to be designated to the Department of Art History. Gifts to CHAPS, Department of Art History will also be credited towards your Class Gift.

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