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Subject: Workshop on ornamental iron

Workshop on ornamental iron

From: Jason Church <jason_church<-at->
Date: Monday, March 23, 2009
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is
hosting an Ornamental Iron Workshop on June 18-19, 2009 in New
Orleans, LA. The purpose of this event is to educate people about
the differences in cast and wrought iron and preservation or
restoration methods for each type of material. This workshop will be
useful to anyone who cares for historic buildings that contain
railings, balconies, or other decorative elements, parks, or

Cost of the workshop is:

    $399 Registration
    $299 Early Bird Registration (runs until May 11, 2009)
    $99 Student Registration (Student must provide photocopy of
    current student ID and a letter of interest.

    This should be emailed to jason_church<-at->contractor<.>nps<.>gov before
    being selected for the 5 available student seats).

Only 25 workshop seats are available on a first come first serve
basis. Checks can be written to Ornamental Iron Workshop/NSU and
mailed to:

    645 University Parkway
    Natchitoches, LA 71457

Workshop instructors will be conservators Jason Church, Eric
Schindleholz, and Mary Striegel.

Lectures will be held at the Architecture Department of Tulane,
Richardson Memorial Building Room 204.

Hands-on workshop sessions will be held in St. Louis Cemetery #2.

Day one

    Tour of iron working facility (this will help familiarize the
    students with the construction methods of different iron types)

    Lectures on:

        Construction techniques of ornamental ironwork
        Metallic structures
        Mechanisms of deterioration

Day two

    Lectures on:

        Conservation Sequencing

    In the field/Hands-on round robin sessions:

        Simple repairs
        Rust treatments
        Surface finishes

Dorm rooms are available during the workshop on the Tulane Campus.
The rooms are double occupancy at a rate of $25 per night, (includes
linens). If interested please call Jason Church 318-356-7444.
Participants are also welcome to make independent lodging

More information can be found at;


Jason Church
Materials Conservator
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches LA 71457
Fax: 318-356-9119

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:55
                  Distributed: Friday, March 27, 2009
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Received on Monday, 23 March, 2009

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