Historic Preservation

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The Arts Building by George Nakashima

Photo credit, John Hinchman, The Center for Architectural Conservation.

Students working on historic preservation project.

Professor Pamela Hawkes and students Caroline Dickensheets and Elizabeth Trumbell examine the framing below the floor in the First Library.

Woodland area.

Photo: Shannon Garrison

masked student applies hot wax to bronze railings

"The project that took the longest involved the bronze railings adjacent to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Plaza. We hand-shaved, applied patina, applied 2 coats of hot wax, and applied 1 coat of paste wax to over 30 railings." -Jenn Boggs (MSHP '21)

Report cover for East Warren-Cadieux, Detroit Tactical Preservation Plan for East Warren Avenue, 2019

The Alger Theater. The full report can be read here.

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Statue of Darius the great

Bisotun, in western Iran’s Kermanshah province, is notable for its inscription carved on a limestone cliff. "It is unique, being the only known monumental text of the Achaemenids to document a specific historic event, that of the re-establishment of the empire by Darius I the Great," according to UNESCO. Image Bisotun AG-ChapelHill, Getty Images/iStockphoto 

Using a syringe filled with a breathable, lime-based injection grout, Federico and his team filled the voids of Franklin’s marble grave marker.

Using a syringe filled with a breathable, lime-based injection grout, Federico and his team filled the voids of Franklin’s marble grave marker. Photo by Rebecca Elias Abboud & Denise Henhoeffer.

Lisa Servon at a book talk for Unbanking America: How the New Middle Class Survives

Lisa Servon at a book talk for Unbanking America: How the New Middle Class Survives

Our instructor, Stefania Chlouveraki, explaining successful conservation efforts at Azoria, a nearby archaeological site, to PennDesign students Peter Hiller and Silvia Callegari.

Our instructor, Stefania Chlouveraki, explaining successful conservation efforts at Azoria, a nearby archaeological site, to PennDesign students Peter Hiller and Silvia Callegari.

Photo by Lucy Midelfort.