Preservation Technology Field School

Preservation Technology Field School

May 11 to May 29, 2015

The Historic Building Preservation Field School is co-sponsored by UNCG, Old Salem Museums and Gardens, and the NC State Preservation Office.  It is conducted in part in the Old Salem National Landmark District and also at a working construction site.  The course is designed as a hands-on experience combining class instruction and field trips.  It is a 500 level course for graduate credit, those entering graduate school or undergraduates in their senior year can enroll with special approval. It is offered as part of the UNCG Historic Preservation Program and provides a working knowledge of how buildings were constructed in the 18th and 19th centuries and discusses the best practices for their preservation and restoration using historic techniques, as well as alternative modern methods.  A sampling of the sessions includes masonry, metals, timber framing, paint analysis, and roofing materials. The course credits are issued through UNCG, and class is held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily for three weeks.

The UNC-G instructor of record is Jo Leimenstoll, AIA, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Interior Architecture. For additional information please contact John Larson, VP for Restoration directly at 336-721-7332.  You can also watch a video about the field school on UNCG’s web site www.uncg.edu/hpms .

UNCG field school 2015