The NPS course code is NPS-HPS1022 and this TelNPS course is offered on April 23, 2009 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
Please ensure you have registered for this course.
This course emphasizes sound maintenance techniques for cemetery and commemorative monuments that are sustainable, cyclic, non-invasive, and do no harm.
The course will address documentation, maintenance plans, stone deterioration, cleaning, and resetting headstones.
Learners will be able to design surveys, create long-term plans, understand deterioration mechanisms, implement basic resetting techniques and choose appropriate cleaners for stones.
Course Objectives: After this workshop, learners should be familiar with:
- Causes and effects of stone deterioration;
- Ethics of conservation treatment strategies;
- The use of a long-term maintenance plan.
Additionally, the learner will be able to:
- Perform visual inspection of headstones;
- Document the condition of grave markers;
- Carry out basic cleaning of some stones;
- Stabilize and reset small monuments with few complications.
- Maintenance staff and personnel responsible for the care of historic cemeteries
- Cultural Resource Specialists who oversee the care of stone monuments, including grave markers and commemorative monuments
- Archeologists assigned the responsibility for care and maintenance of grave sites or cemeteries
- Architectural and/or objects conservators
Note: Department of Interior employees can register for this course at https://doilearn.doi.gov/. Approximately two weeks after this course airs, NCPTT will make it available for download on our web site.