Obituary: Vale Robin Letellier

imageIt is with much sadness that I need to inform of the unexpected passing of Robin Letellier. Robin was lecturing in the USA and suffered a stroke as a result of this he passed away. Many members of CIPA have lost a dear friend and colleague. He was a tireless supporter of CIPA and its objectives, serving on the committee for many years in various capacities including Vice President.

Robin Letellier received a B.A. in Architecture from Laval University, Quebec City, in 1969. He was Chief of Architectural Documentation Services, Heritage Conservation Program for Parks Canada between 1970and 1997. Between 1974 and 1999, he was the Canadian delegate to the ICOMOS International Committee for Architectural Photogrammetry (CIPA).

Robin is a founding member of the Recording and Documentation Committee of ICOMOS Canada, and was Chair of the Committee between 1983and 1991. Between 1984 and 1999, he lectured annually at the ICCROM Centre (Rome) on the subjects of architectural documentation and information management. Since 1996, as management consultant he has been assisting national and international conservation organizations with improving their operations. Recently, he has been promoting new conservation management practices through presentations, seminars, and workshops in Japan, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil,Italy, Austria, Poland and Slovenia.

He was working with the Getty Conservation Institute to develop a Bridging-the-Gap initiative towards creating partnerships between international conservation organizations (i.e. ICOMOS, UNESCO,ICCROM, CIPA, GCI, etc.) to improve heritage conservation standards and practices and publishing a book entitled Recording, Documentation and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places - Guiding Principles.

Cliff Ogleby (CIPA President)

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