Operation Conservation

 

What:  

The Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery, partnering with the D.C. Metro Chapter of the Association for Gravestone Studies, will be hosting Operation Conservation, a workshop to provide educational outreach for those in our area who are interested in cemetery conservation.

Who: 

Conservators, Cemetery Employees, Anthropologists, Archaeologists, Historic Preservation Architects, Historic Preservation Students, Preservation Officers, Cemetery Aficionados, Cemetery Admirers

When: 

Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm; 

Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm

Where: 

Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E Street, SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Metro: Stadium-Armory (Orange/Blue)

Street Parking Available 

Why: 

Cemeteries serve as cultural institutions, and by educating the community, we enhance the community’s understanding of the importance of cemetery conservation.  The format of the program will integrate a variety of informative lectures with hands-on experience through technique demonstration.  Presentation topics will range from conservation of funerary objects and structures to preservation planning and engineering.  Cemetery preservation planning presentations will address interpretive and interactive technology options, endangered cemeteries, and discovering unexpected burials.  Hands-on demonstrations will consist of repointing, ground penetrating radar, and common cemetery conservation techniques.

Register: https://sites.google.com/site/conservationworkshop/

 

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