Summarized by Jessica Ford, Winterthur/University of Delaware Graduate Fellow, Lunder Conservation Center, National Museum of American Art
A Building Reborn: The Restoration of the National Academy of Sciences
The four speakers for this meeting addressed various aspects of the recently completed restoration of the National Academy of Sciences, where the meeting was held. Their individual presentations are summarized below. One point that they all shared, and that came up again in the Q & A, was the importance of coordination between crews, since conservation of historic art and architecture was not the only aspect of the building’s refurbishment.