Pioneer Cemetery Conservation Project

ARA is working with the Township of King on a conservation project involving 12 pioneer cemeteries. Andrea Carswell – Laboratory Manager and Conservator, and Kayla Jonas Galvin – Heritage Operations Manager, co-authored an article in the Spring 2018 Ontario Association of Heritage Professionals (OAHP) Newsletter presenting the project. The investigation uses a Priority Class Rating System which takes into account the condition of the monuments and the suggested conservation timeline to prioritize conservation efforts across the 12 cemeteries.

The approach involved conducting historical research, developing a project database, assessing the condition of the markers in each cemetery, and outlining the recommended conservation method(s) for each stone.

To read the full article, click here.

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