2007: Southeast CMC Workshop

Pensacola, Florida


Topics Will Include:

  • Conditions Assessment
  • Conservation Ethics
  • Protection
  • Cleaning
  • Stone Repairs
  • Bases and Resetting
  • Adhesion & Reinforced Repair
  • Ground Penetrating Radar
  • Unmarked Grave Identification



per person

Workshop is limited to
32 participants.

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The workshop will be a combination of lecture, demonstration, and hands-on training in round-robin format.

NCPTT will select applicants for the workshop with preference to those whose job responsibilities are linked to the care of cemeteries.

Workshop Details


Cemetery: St. Michael’s Cemetery
Pensacola, FL 32502
c 436-4643


University of West Florida St. Michael’s Cemetery Project

Lecture Site: Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (morning of first day)
40 South Alcaniz St. (Google map)
Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 202-4462

Closest Hotel: Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel
200 East Gregory St. (Google map)
Pensacola, FL 32502
(850) 433-3336

The Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel has an airport shuttle and is in close walking distance to workshop locations. The hotel rate is $139 a night for workshop participants.

Your Expert Instructors


Jason ChurchJason 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 MUNSONKarl MunsonKarl 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 GaleFran 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 SASSShelley SassShelley 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.

Bryan HaleyBryan S. Haley (M.A. University of Mississippi) is the coordinator of remote sensing research at UM’s Center for Archaeological Research. Over the past five years, he has conducted geophysical surveys in both research and cultural resource management contexts on a wide variety of historic and prehistoric sites. His primary focus is the collection, interpretation, processing, and display of ground penetrating radar data.

IRVING SLAVIDIrving SlavidIrving 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.

Jay K. JohnsonJay K. Johnson is a Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Archaeological Research at the University of Mississippi. His interest in remote sensing goes back to the mid 1980s when everything had to be done on a mainframe computer and is express most recently in a 2006 edited volume entitled Remote Sensing and Archaeology: An Explicitly North American Perspective. He and Bryan Haley are currently completing a comprehensive remote sensing evaluation of St. Michaels Cemetery.

MARY STRIEGELMary StriegelMary 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.

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.

NORMAN R. WEISSNorman WeissWeiss 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.

For more information, contact Jason Church.