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Subject: Workshop on cemetery preservation

Workshop on cemetery preservation

From: Mary Striegel <striegelm<-a>
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2005
NCPTT Workshop on Cemetery Monument Conservation in the Midwest

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT)
will conduct a Midwest regional workshop on the conservation of
gravestones and other monuments commonly found in cemeteries. The
three-day workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 24-26, in Omaha,

The Cemetery Monument Conservation Workshop will introduce
participants to activities including conditions assessment,
reattachment, cleaning, protection, compensation for losses,
resetting, metals conservation and safe handling techniques. At
three days, this will be NCPTT's longest and most comprehensive
workshop since it developed the groundbreaking training series in

The workshop's hands-on conservation activities will occur in
Omaha's Prospect Hill Cemetery, which is distinguished by the
numerous graves of pioneers located there.

The nationally-recognized experts conducting these events include
Elizabeth Dickey and Brian Keith McCutchen of the National Park
Service; Fran Gale of PROSOCO, Inc.; ElizaBeth Bede Guin of
Northwestern State University of Louisiana; Deborah Long and Julie
Reilly of the Gerald R. Ford Conservation Center; Karl Munson,
Norman Weiss and Irving Slavid of Monument Conservation
Collaborative; Shelley Sass of Sass Conservation, Inc.; and Mary
Striegel from NCPTT.

Space is limited to 32 participants. Since all past CMC workshops
have had waiting lists, early registration is encouraged. Register
for the workshop through

Tuition for three days of instruction and lunches is $695. For more
information, call 318-356-7444.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:46
                   Distributed: Sunday, April 3, 2005
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Received on Thursday, 17 March, 2005

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