The School for Restoration Art at Willowbank
Willowbank is an innovative institution which shapes new approaches to the stewardship of historic places and sustainable communities through a model balancing the theoretical and practical. Its multi-disciplinary, experiential curriculum educates a new generation of leaders in the field of heritage conservation who are able to understand complex challenges across disciplines, from design firms to skilled trades to community development. Willowbank’s pioneering approach has earned national media coverage and received national and global endorsements.
Based along the Canada-United States border in Queenston, Ontario, Willowbank’s mandate in higher education is supported by its majestic 13-acre National Historic Site campus with rich, multi-layered significance and great potential as a venue for prominent local, national and international gatherings. At the milestone of its first decade, Willowbank is also working to sustain its emerging success by expanding its Centre for Cultural Landscape which promotes the Willowbank’s integrated, ecological and humane approach to both education and the conservation field through publications, lectures, and consultancy allowing space for continued philosophical discussion and experimentation.