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  Speakers for 2004
     
JUDY BISCHOFF
Judy is a Conservation Scientist at the National Park Service, where she heads the Scientific Research and Analytical Support Laboratory at the Harpers Ferry Center, Department of Conservation in West Virginia. She has nearly 13 years experience as a conservation scientist and over 20 years of teaching experience. Judy earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Connecticut. For the past four years, she has been investigating the effects of chemical agents for vegetation control on historic masonry and historic sites. Cemetery Monument Conservation Instructors
   
GLENN BOOMAZIAN
Glenn is an Architectural Conservator who has been in private practice for 17 years. In 1988, recognizing that the market for historic preservation services was highly fragmented, Glenn started what would become Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. (ICR) and Integrated Conservation Contracting, Inc,(ICC) in order to integrate investigative architectural conservation services with high-quality conservation and restoration contracting. Previously, Glenn graduated from Columbia University's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, served as Staff Conservator for the Center for Preservation Research at Columbia University, and Director of Restoration for the Nantucket (Massachusetts) Historical Association. Today, Glenn is the President of both ICR and ICC and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.
   
FRANCES GALE
Fran is Technical Director of PROSOCO, Inc., a custom formulator of cleaning products and protective treatments for masonry materials of buildings and monuments. Her work includes product development, laboratory testing, and providing technical assistance. Fran earned her MS in historic preservation from Columbia University and was a founding member of the Center for Preservation Research where her projects included restoration work on gravestones at Trinity Parish in New York and the Ancient Burying Ground in Connecticut
  
  ELIZABETH BEDE GUIN
ElizaBeth is the DuPont Materials Research Fellow at NCPTT. Her work includes evaluating the effects of pollutants on masonry and on treatments developed as protectants for masonry. She is also currently the supervisor of NCPTTís American Cemetery project in Natchitoches, LA. Prior to joining NCPTT ElizaBeth worked for over ten years as an architectural conservator where her projects included the Trinity Cathedral Burying Ground, Pittsburgh, PA and the Center Church Burial Crypt, New Haven, CT. Guin holds a Ph.D. in Art Conservation Research from the University of Delaware.
   
LUCY LAWLISS
Lucy is the national lead for the Park Cultural Landscapes Program, NPS. She is an historical landscape architect and is the author of several award-winning historical landscape publications. Lucy helped to develop the cultural landscapes inventory being implemented nationwide by the NPS. She has a Masterís of Landscape Architecture degree, with a certifi cate in Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia. She is currently serving her third term as a co-chair for the National Association for Olmsted Parks.
  
PATTY MILLER
Patty received her Masters in Historic Preservation from Columbia University and has worked in the field of monument and architectural conservation for ten years. Patty is currently employed by Conservation Solutions, Inc. of Washington, DC where she has been working to preserve several 19th century vaults located in Historic Congressional Cemetery.
      
DENNIS MONTAGNA
Dennis directs the National Park Serviceís Monument Research & Preservation Program. Based at the Park Serviceís Philadelphia office, the program provides comprehensive assistance in the interpretation and care of historic cemeteries, outdoor sculpture and monuments. He is a former chair of the American Institute for Conservationís Architecture Specialty Group and serves as an advisor to the national Save Outdoor Sculpture! Project. He holds a Ph.D in Art History from the University of Delaware.
  
KARL MUNSON
Karl has 15 years experience as a stonemason specializing in preservation, restoration and reproduction work. He now specializes in cemetery preservation at Monument Conservation Collaborative.
  
SHELLEY SASS
Shelley combines a private practice in architectural conservation (Sass Conservation Inc.) with teaching as adjunct professor and Program Coordinator, in the graduate fine arts conservation program at the Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation. She served as a member of the Ethics and Standards Task Force to write the AIC Standards of Practice Commentaries. Shelley has lectured widely on monument and cemetery conservation and provided workshops and training for universities, preservation organizations, and Save Outdoor Sculpture.
  
IRVING SLAVID
Irving studied structural engineering and architecture at Mid-Atlanticern University and the Boston Architectural Center. For 30 years he was a conservator of ceramics, glass and sculpture, serving private collectors, dealers and museums. 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.
  
MARY F. STRIEGEL
Mary is the Environmental and Materials Research Program Director at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. 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. Prior to coming to the National Park Service in 1995, Mary worked at the Getty Conservation Institute studying the effects of indoor pollution on artwork and developing Thin-layer Chromatography techniques for paint analysis.
   
NORMAN R. WEISS
Norman is Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where he has taught since 1977. Trained as an analytical chemist, he is an internationally recognized specialist in the analysis and preservation of traditional construction materials. He has been an active practitioner in the field of graveyard conservation for more than 30 years, and is a Life Member of the Association for Preservation Technology.
       
 
    

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