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Your Expert Instructors
JASON CHURCH Jason Church is a Materials Conservator in the Materials Research Program at NCPTT. Jason coordinates the Center’s national cemetery training initiative and related research. He was previously a conservator and historic metals expert for the City of Savannah, Ga., Department of Cemeteries. He earned his M.F.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design.
KARL MUNSON Karl has 15 years experience as a stonemason specializing in preservation, restoration and reproduction work. He now specializes in cemetery preservation at the Monument Conservation Collaborative.
FRAN GALE Fran Gale is a faculty member at the University of Texas School of Architecture where she teaches materials conservation in the Historic Preservation Program and is Director of the Architectural Conservation Laboratory. Fran is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works since 1987 and is a past Chair of AIC’s Architectural Specialty Group. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC). Fran also is an active member of the Association for Preservation Technology and serves on the APT Board of Directors.
SHELLEY SASS Shelley combines a private practice in architectural conservation (Sass Conservation Inc.) with teaching as guest lecturer and consultant for special projects, in the fine arts conservation graduate program at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She has provided workshops and training for universities, preservation organizations, and Save Outdoor Sculpture.
MARTIN JOHNSONMartin, educated as a geographer, has 5 seasons experience with MCC, undertaking cleaning, resetting, patching and chemical consolidation. Johnson brings construction management experience and a great practical knowledge of soils and topography to the team. He has been the chairman of the Inlands Wetlands Commission of Norfolk, CT for more than 4 years.
IRVING SLAVID Irving studied structural engineering and architecture at Northeastern University and the Boston Architectural Center. Recognized as a specialist in the restoration of marble and of Connecticut’s historic brownstones, he now divides his time between Monument Conservation Collaborative and MCC Materials, Inc.
NORMAN R. WEISS Weiss is a Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Trained as an analytical chemist, he is an internationally recognized specialist in the preservation of traditional construction materials. He has been active in the field of graveyard conservation for more than 30 years.
MARY STRIEGEL Mary F. Striegel is the Materials Research Program Director at NCPTT. She specializes in understanding the effects of air pollution on cultural resources. Mary holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis.