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The Chicago Architectural Preservation Archive is devoted to the documentation and stewardship of materials related to the practices of early urban preservationists. 

Tim Samuelson, Director. Samuelson has served as the City of Chicago’s official Cultural Historian since 2002. He was previously the Curator of Architecture & Design at the Chicago History Museum, has served as a preservation specialist for the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, and is a contributor to numerous cultural publications.

Bianca Bova, Associate Director. Bova is a Chicago-based curator and art critic. She has worked with contemporary arts organizations including Gunder Exhibitions, SiTE:LAB, The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and EXPO Chicago. She currently serves as a communications consultant at the IIT College of Architecture.

CAPA is located at Mana Contemporary Chicago
2233 S Throop St, Chicago, IL 60608