Sculpture and Gravestone Restoration
September 27, 2014 - September 28, 2014| Register: $395
The primary goal of this workshop is to educate attendees regarding all aspects of stone preservation procedures. The workshop will consist of one day of gravestone and monument conservation at the historic Pleasant Street Cemetery in West Rutland and one day of stone conservation treatments performed outdoors on the Carving Studio and Sculpture Center collection.
The gravestones to be conserved will represent many common preservation techniques, based on conditions most often found in historic burying grounds. An in depth demonstration of appropriate stone cleaning assessment, materials and techniques will be conducted, and performed by the group. A folder with printed information will be provided to further inform students, regarding the conservation treatments and materials employed throughout the workshop. Questions, interaction and group discussion are encouraged. Participants are welcome to bring along photographs of stone-works they have concerns or questions regarding.