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Subject: Request for qualifications--Metal garden urn conservation project

Request for qualifications--Metal garden urn conservation project

From: Erin Moroney <erin.moroney<-a>
Date: Monday, June 9, 2014
Lead Urn Conservation Project 2014
New York

Five lead garden urns require conservation treatment for
reinstallation.  The urns are currently crated and in storage but
will be reinstalled on the estate wall at Staatsburg State Historic
Site, Staatsburg, NY. Curatorial research indicates the urns may be
early 18th century English garden ornaments.  The urns all exhibit
various degrees of lead slump, base deformation and lead tears.
Conservation requires the removal of the existing armature and the
installation of a new stainless armature.  New bases may be required
for select urns.  All major lead repairs to be executed by lead
burning; minor repairs may be executed with epoxy.  Work also
includes paint removal, primer and finish paint application.  All
work must conform to Technical Specifications and Drawings.

Urns may be examined at Staatsburg State Historic Site with Project
Manager on June 18, 2014 or by appointment (Monday-Friday 9am -

Submittal of Contractor Qualifications required with submission of

All quotes and qualifications must be submitted by July 14, 2014.
Project completion deadline: January 20, 2015.

For more information contact:

    Erin Moroney
    Architectural Conservator
    New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
    Division for Historic Preservation
    Building and Landscape Conservation Unit
    erin.moroney<-a t->parks< . >ny< . >gov

                  Conservation DistList Instance 28:2
                   Distributed: Monday, June 16, 2014
                        Message Id: cdl-28-2-024
Received on Monday, 9 June, 2014

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