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Lecture on preservation of the Washington Monument

From: Jeanette Spencer <spenceraic>
Date: Thursday, May 28, 1998
Inside and Outside: The Preservation of the Washington Monument
Free Public Lecture
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium
Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 2, 1998 6:00 PM
Sponsored by The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and
Artistic Works (AIC)

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
Works (AIC) is proud to present the ninth annual public lecture,
Inside and Outside: The Preservation of the Washington Monument, by
Judith M. Jacob.  The lecture, which is free and open to the public,
will be held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in the Frances and
Armand Hammer Auditorium, Tuesday, June 2, at 6:00 p.m. The lecture
is offered in conjunction with AIC's 26th Annual Meeting, June 1-7,
at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Virginia with
the theme "Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery."

Judith M. Jacob's talk will provide insight for anyone who has an
interest in the preservation project of the Washington Monument. The
restoration of the monument is budgeted at $7.9 million, with $5.0
million donated by Target stores and its corporate sponsors and $2.9
million appropriated from Congress, and is expected to be completed
by July 4, 2000.  The current conservation activities on the
Monument, which opened to the public in 1888, represent the most
comprehensive work performed since its opening.  Ms. Jacob will
present the construction history of the monument and the ingenious
method of construction.  She will focus on the 193 commemorative
stones, representing all fifty states, cities, towns, fraternal
organizations, individuals, and several foreign countries, which
tell a fascinating history of civic pride, political sentiment, and
the history of preservation.  The preservation plan for the exterior
and the work currently underway on the commemorative stones will
also be described.

Judith M. Jacob, an architectural conservator for the National Park
Service since 1986, is a Professional Associate of AIC.  She earned
her master's degree in Historic Preservation at the Columbia
University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and
Preservation.  Recent projects include mural painting conservation
and marble cleaning of the General Grant National Memorial and
emergency stabilization treatments of the Castle Clinton National
Monument, both in New York.  Ms. Jacob's presentations include
"Conservation Issues at Three Worksites in Rome," "The Work of an
Architectural Conservator: Examples from Three Projects," and
"Interior Marble Cleaning: General Grant National Memorial."

AIC welcomes your attendance at the preservation of the Washington
Monument lecture.  The Corcoran Gallery is located at 500 17th
Street in Washington DC, with the Frances and Armand Hammer
Auditorium entrance on New York Avenue. The auditorium seats 200;
early arrival is encouraged.  Please call AIC at 202-452-9545 if you
have any questions about the lecture or the Annual Meeting.

Contact:

    Jeanette Spencer, Marketing Manager
    American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
        Works (AIC)
    1717 K Street, NW, Suite 301
    Washington, DC  20006
    202-452-9545
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    InfoAIC [at] aol__com

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