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Subject: [NV-CEMETERIES] Cemetery Workshop & Cemetery Maintenance Workshop
Date: 24 Sep 2006 14:05:16 -0600


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In cooperation with the Public History Program, Department of History, Arizona State University; the State Historic Preservation Office; Arizona State Parks; and with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) through a grant that makes available scholarships for tuition --

Cemetery Preservation – Phoenix, Arizona– October 17-18, 2006

Learn how to begin a cemetery preservation or restoration project and how to help ensure that sound choices are made to avoid harming what you seek to protect. Discussions focus on current issues in cemetery preservation, such as recording and documenting cemeteries and graveyards, undertaking preservation efforts, developing preservation plans, identifying stone and monument types, and exploring conservation techniques and issues -- including forms of deterioration, simple treatments, cleaning, pros and cons of consolidation, conservation ethics, safety, and a variety of additional topics.

Instructors: Debi Hacker, conservation administrator of Chicora Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit heritage preservation organization specializing in research, public education, conservation, and preservation for museums, archives, and historic organizations and Michael Trinkley, Ph.D., director of Chicora Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit heritage preservation organization specializing in research, public education, conservation, and preservation for museums, archives, and historic organizations

Cemetery Landscapes: A Practical Guide to Care and Maintenance – Phoenix, Arizona– October 19, 2006

Learn how to protect historic cemetery landscapes, preserve integrity of design, and safeguard tombstones and monuments while pursuing a practical outlook on maintenance and budget concerns. Explore approaches to caring for softscapes, or plantings, and hardscapes, including roads, pathways, and benches.

Discuss effective pruning and cutting techniques, and when chemicals and heavy equipment can be safely and productively used. Review the basics of short- and long-term preservation plans.

Instructor: Debi Hacker

A registration form is available online at www.npi.org/register.html. The regular registration rate $275 (1 day - Landscape) / $425 (2 days - Preservation) / $575 (3 days – both seminars).

Information on NEA scholarships covering tuition for the Cemetery Preservation and Cemetery Landscapes seminars is available at www.npi.org or at www.npi.org/NewsReleaseNEA2006/07.pdf.







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