Marble Gravestone Conservation Workshop

Forest Hills Educational Trust
Marble Gravestone Conservation Workshop
Friday, September 25, 2009, 8:30am – 4:00pm (Rain date Oct. 2)

Please join the Forest Hills Educational Trust for a one-day marble conservation workshop at historic Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston’s famed rural cemetery. This workshop will focus on conservation techniques of nineteenth century marble gravestones. The morning session will cover assessment, documentation procedures, and preservation techniques; the afternoon session will consist of a demonstration on how to properly clean outdoor marbles, as well as hands-on cleaning, basic stone repair, and resetting techniques.

The workshop will be led by Ivan Myjer, a nationally known stone and masonry conservation expert. Elise Ciregna, Curator of Historic Collections, and Mary Bulso, masonry preservation expert, will also help lead the workshop.

Participants should be physically able to kneel and lift up to 30 lbs. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and (optional) bring work gloves, hat, and sun block. 

Participation is limited to 20. Pre-registration required; no refunds after September 21. Fees cover all costs, including: handouts, coffee and donuts, box lunch, and supplies.

Individual: $75 .00                
AIC members and students: $60.00

This event is funded in part by a Workshop Development Grant from FAIC.  Please contact the workshop organizers for registration or more information.

To register, please call Elise Ciregna at 617-524-0128 during business hours and leave a message, or e-mail Your message will be returned promptly.

For more information about Forest Hills Cemetery and the Forest Hills Educational Trust, please visit us on-line at:

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