Occasional talk: The Role of Architectural Conservators in the US

APT Australia Chapter invites you to hear Erik Anderson, an Architectural Conservator visiting from Washington DC, talk about “The Role of Architectural Conservators in the US” on Wednesday 31 March 2010 at 5.30pm.

Architectural conservators in the US work in a variety of ways:  with or for government, with general contractors, with architects, owners, or as independent consultants. The architectural conservator’s role in being an advocate for preservation of the site can become interesting, and at times trying, when working with or for an owner, contractor, architect or fellow conservation consultant.  Erik will share his experiences working with a variety of construction professionals and in different roles during the restoration process.

Example projects include: Congressional office buildings, religious sites, a court house, a historic house museum and a significant Masonic Temple.  Buildings to be highlighted include: the Baha’i Temple in Chicago, Russell Senate & Cannon House Buildings, Chinese Community Church (DC), Scottish Rite Temple (featured in Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol), the District of Columbia Court Buildings and the Baha’i Shrine in Montreal.

Please join us at the Heritage Room in the Nag’s Head Hotel, 162 St Johns Road, Glebe at 5.00pm for a 5.30pm start to this talk in the APT Australia Chapter occasional talk series.  RSVP online here.  The talk will be 20-30 minutes long with questions to follow.  Drinks will be available from the bar before and after the talk.  For those keen for more in-depth discussions with Erik, there will be an opportunity to join him for dinner following the talk.

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