Track 2: Sustainability and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Americas
This session looks at some of the challenges of working in parts of the world where access is difficult and the conservators need to creatively find investigation and repair tools appropriate for the regions that they are working in. Moreover they need to address both the tangible and intangible values of their associated work to insure an appropriate conservation that supports and respects the local community. In addition to these challenges presenters share their in depth historic research and scientific analysis of materials with appropriate conservation techniques-materials addressed include clay brick, Himalayan cedar, Pennsylvania and Jamaican stones. Fundamental to the success of their work is an understanding of the authenticity of the materials used.