Brian Curran

Brian Curran has been at the forefront of the protection of endangered heritage for over two decades. Upon completion of his Masters Degree in Historic Preservation at Columbia University in New York, he was appointed the Director of Projects for the World Monuments Fund in Britain.

In 2002 he moved to Los Angeles and accepted a position as Vice President of Hollywood Heritage Inc. Working with communities, local government and developers, he implemented policy to ensure the protection of historic landmarks, neighborhoods and sites associated with the early film industry, including the major Film Studios where many of the world’s most iconic films have been shot..

In 2011 Brian returned to the UK and joined the Global Heritage Fund as Director of Projects. His primary focus in this role was on conservation, and community building in some of the worlds poorest and most endangered heritage communities, including Banteay Chmar Cambodia, and the Saxon Villages of Transylvania.

In 2005, Brian was asked to co-create and front a pilot documentary for UK Television entitled We Are What We Build.

He returned to Los Angeles in 2018 as President of Hollywood Heritage alongside working with other cultural and social organizations. Brian writes a monthly column for the Larchmont Chronicle and has also authored three books, The Lost World of Pompeii, St. Petersburg and Vanishing Histories all with the late British architectural historian, critic and heritage activist Colin Amery, the former Director of Development for the Prince of Wales Institute of Architecture.