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Metairie Cemetery

Metairie Cemetery

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.

Target Audience:

  1. Maintenance staff and personnel responsible for the care of historic cemeteries
  2. Cultural Resource Specialists who oversee the care of stone monuments, including grave markers and commemorative monuments
  3. Archeologists assigned the responsibility for care and maintenance of grave sites or cemeteries
  4. Architectural and/or objects conservators

Note: Department of Interior employees can register for this course at Approximately two weeks after this course airs, NCPTT will make it available for download on our web site.

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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119