Conservation Workshop

Historic Preservation

Fall 2012

Mary Jablonski, instructor

This course built upon the techniques learned in earlier course work and applyed newly acquired knowledge of building materials to a historic building. The goal of this course was to train the students to look and learn how to investigate a historic building using an actual site. There was also a hands-on component for conservation treatments incorporated into this course work. Exercises included documentation, sampling, materials analysis, synthesis of information, recommendations for conservation and for the final project, conservation treatments. Properties of the Historic House Trust of New York were used as the site for investigation and hands-on testing and research.