Sunday, September 7, 2008

Community Preservation Act Dollars at Work: West Cemetery Gravestone Restoration Underway

Restoration work on headstones in Amherst's historic 1730 West Cemetery began this July and is now in full swing.

The work, carried out by Monument Conservation Collaborative of Norfolk, CT, is financed by an appropriation of $ 150,000 from Amherst's Community Preservation Act fund.

The team takes a break on a hot day: 
Irving Slavid (President), 
Martin Johnson (Conservator, partner),
applying a biocide to remove
moss, fungus, lichen, and other
surface growth:



adhesive repair of fragments,
using epoxy

relamination of split slates, 
using flowable grout

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