Barbaralee Diamonstein-SpielvogelBarbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel is an American historian and author. Her fields are art, architecture, historic preservation, and public policy in the U.S. She is the author of 23 books, numerous articles and essays, and recipient of many honors and awards. A former White House Assistant, the first Director of Cultural Affairs in New York City, and the longest serving New York City Landmarks Preservation Commissioner.
In 1996, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, where she served as the first woman Vice Chair in its more than 100-year history; she also serves on the American Battle Monuments Commission; New York State Council on the Arts (Chair); the Trust for the National Mall. She was a member of the NYC Cultural Affairs Commission, the NYC Public Design Commission (formerly the NYC Art Commission), and Friends of the High Line, where she was a founding director for nine years.
Diamonstein-Spielvogel has been the chair of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center since 1995, where she created the historic district street name signs program and the Cultural Medallion program, that documents notable occurrences, distinguished individuals, and other important aspects of New York City's cultural, economic, political, and social history. She is the founder and Chair of the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance, a consortium of more than 185 organizations formed to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the NYC landmarks law. Over 150 of Diamonstein-Spielvogel's television interviews with notable artists, architects, and cultural figures, have been digitized. Provided by Wikipedia
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