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Association for Gravestone Studies meeting

From: Linsly Boyer <linsly.boyeryoung<-at->
Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
The New York Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies (AGS)
is pleased to announce its inaugural meeting. The event will take
place on November 2, 2013, at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY,
from 9 am to 5 pm.

See below for the program and further information about the meeting.


9 - 9:30 am         Check-in and coffee

9:30 - 9:45 am      Welcome

                    Opening Remarks and Introduction to AGS, Mark
                    Nonestied, President, AGS

                    Introduction to the NY Chapter of AGS, Eva
                    Bowerman, Chair of the NY Chapter of AGS

9:45 - 10:45 am     Papers

                    "Romanticism and Ruralism: Changing Nineteenth
                    Century American Perceptions of the Natural
                    World as Reflected in Gravestone Iconography",
                    Paige Doerner, Public Historian, Rochester, NY

                    "Rocks and Stones: Basic Materials Overview", Ta
                    Mara Conde, Head Conservator, Historic
                    Gravestone Services, New Salem, MA

10:45 - 11:15 am    Break for refreshments and group photo

11:15 - 11:45 am    Paper

                    "Egyptian Revival Funerary Art and Architecture
                    in New York City", Elizabeth Broman, Reference
                    Librarian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum,
                    New York, NY

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Presentations

                    "The Archives of the Association for Gravestone
                    Studies: An Overview", Jenny Swadosh, Archives
                    Committee Chair and Trustee, Association for
                    Gravestone Studies, New York, NY

                    "Public Programming at Green-Wood", Chelsea
                    Dowell, Manager of Programs and Membership,
                    Green-Wood Cemetery, New York, NY

                    "Contemporary Conservation Techniques for Slate
                    Gravestones", Linsly Boyer, Assistant Art
                    Conservator, Art Conservation Group, New York,

                    "Finding Funding for Gravestone Preservation",
                    Susan Mathisen, President, SAM Fundraising
                    Solutions, New York, NY

12:45 - 1:45 pm     Lunch (not provided; please bring your own

1:45 - 4:00 pm      Trolley tour led by Green-Wood Historian Jeff
                    Richman (at a discounted rate of $10 per person,
                    payable by check or cash) or self-guided visit

4:00 - 5:00 pm      Self-guided visit

The event will take place in the Chapel and on the grounds of
Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11232. For
directions please see


Green-Wood is easily accessible by subway and parking is available

Coffee will be provided throughout the morning sessions and
refreshments will be provided during the break. Lunch is not
included; please make your own arrangements. Lunch can be eaten on
the grounds of the cemetery, or in the Chapel if the weather is

T-shirts of the NY Chapter of AGS will be for sale for $20 (payable
by cash or check) to support the Chapter. Maps of Green-Wood will be
available, and there will be the opportunity to purchase guidebooks
to Green-Wood at a discounted rate.


If you plan to attend, please RSVP to evabowerman25<-at->gmail<.>com or on
the NY Chapter of AGS Facebook Page at


RSVPs are much appreciated.

Organizers: The meeting is organized by Eva Bowerman, Chapter Chair
of the NY Chapter of AGS, and Linsly Boyer, Secretary of the NY
Chapter of AGS. For questions about the event please email

To learn more about The Association for Gravestone Studies, please
go to




Linsly Boyer Young
Art Conservation Group
Brooklyn Navy Yard

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:16
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Received on Monday, 30 September, 2013

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