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Travel and training opportunities

From: Jamie Donahoe <jmdonahoe<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Heritage Conservation Network once again offers a series of exciting
hands-on opportunities to get involved in building conservation
projects around the world. These one- and two-week workshops are a
chance to learn new skills, experience new cultures, and, most
important, contribute in a meaningful way to heritage conservation

Project locations range from the Old West town of Virginia City,
Montana to the World Heritage Site of Lamu, Kenya. The buildings
where volunteers will be working are as diverse as the locations,
spanning centuries in their ages and a broad range of construction
techniques. The following workshops are available:

    Re-Discovering the Soul of Swahili Tradition: Conservation of a
    Swahili-Style Stone House
    Lamu Old Town World Heritage Site, Kenya
    February 8-21, 2009

    Facade Repointing: Conservators Converge With Masons to Mentor
    Young Adults
    The Speaker's House, Trappe, Pennsylvania USA
    May 17-30, 2009

    Saving "Shotguns" - Aiming for a Brighter Future
    Cairo, Illinois USA
    June 7-20, 2009

    City Center Recovery and Conservation Efforts
    Gyumri, Armenia
    June 27 - July 9, 2009

    Saving the Susan Marr House, Virginia City, Montana USA
    July 27-31, 2009

For complete project descriptions, see


HCN's workshops are led by preservation professionals. Workshop
participants receive all necessary training on-site to complete the
project, making the workshops a perfect way to expand your skill
base. Volunteer assignments are tailored to the abilities and
interests of the participant. If you have never held a hammer,
that's fine. And if your background includes the building trades,
all the better!

Heritage Conservation Network is a non-profit organization dedicated
to the conservation of architectural heritage around the world.
HCN's workshops support community-based preservation projects and
give volunteers the opportunity to give something back by helping to
protect valuable cultural treasures. To learn more about HCN's
international workshops, visit


Ms. Jamie Donahoe
Heritage Conservation Network
International Hands-on Workshops for Architectural and Site
1557 North Street
Boulder, Colorado 80304
303 444 0128

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Received on Tuesday, 2 December, 2008

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