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Publication on architectural conservation

From: Helen Corr <hcorr>
Date: Monday, March 31, 2003
"The Architectural Conservation of the Wyck House: A Building as
Museum Object"

Before restoration, the condition of Wyck, one of Philadelphia's
most celebrated historic houses, was rapidly deteriorating.  The
stucco was crumbling off, the painted trim was blistered and
peeling, and one chimney leaned precariously over the roof.

The story of Wyck's restoration is fascinating for both its unique
challenges and its ability to serve as a model for other historic
properties.  By adopting a guiding principle that the house is a
museum object in itself, the project leaders were able to create a
shared mission that emphasized conservation over simple repair or
restoration.  This approach was very successful as this book

"The Architectural Conservation of the Wyck House: A Building as
Museum Object"  offers insights to historic site directors,
curators, board members, and stewards, as well as for architects and
conservators who work on historic buildings.  The 174-page text is
illustrated with photographs, charts, and diagrams from the project.
It examines the practical issues of planning a conservation project
of this scale, selecting consultants, day-to-day management, and the
actual treatment techniques used by expert professionals.
Contributors include preservation architect Charles Phillips and
architectural conservator John Lee, Catherine Myers, and Morgan
Phillips.  Copies are $30.00 each (paperback) and $5.00 for shipping
and handling.

For information on ordering this publication, please contact:

    Wyck Association
    6026 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA  19144
    wyck [at] wyck__org

Helen Corr
Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

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