With a life dedicated to heritage conservation, the Jacques Dalibard fonds is an excellent source for information and research in the heritage preservation movement in Canada and around the world from the 1960’s to the 2000’s.
Jacques Dalibard is best known as the Executive Director of the Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) from 1978 to 1995. Throughout his life, he made significant contributions to the heritage preservation movement in Canada and around the world. He was a co-founder of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT), Chief Restoration Architect at the Historic Sites Branch of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs (INAC). At Columbia University, he studied under James Marston Fitch and briefly served as Director of the School of the School of Architecture and Planning upon Fitch’s retirement in 1977. Another notable moment in his career was his role as Special Advisor for the UNESCO mission to Cyprus in 1974 to evaluate the extent of destruction and theft of cultural property during the conflict.
This fonds contains Jacques Dalibard’s collection of personal reference materials regarding cultural heritage preservation as well as documents created by Dalibard in a professional and personal capacity. It contains materials collected from professional and cultural heritage organizations he participated in throughout his lifetime.
See also the ARC exhibit "Jacques Dalibard: A Heritage Approach to Life."