Martin Weaver | 1938 – 2004

Martin Weaver was an internationally recognised expert on the conservation of buildings and other heritage items ranging from steam locomotives to U-boats. Trained as an architect in London, Martin began working on archaeological sites in Britain and the Middle East and developed a life-long interest in the science of materials and their conservation. He moved to Canada eventually running an international consultancy from his home base of Ottawa while also teaching in the Historic Preservation Program at New York’s Columbia University. In between he found time to write a standard text: “Conserving Buildings”, now in its second edition. He was a member of both US ICOMOS and ICOMOS Canada and a former president of the Association for Preservation Technology. Many will remember Martin for his energy, enthusiasm and inspiration conveyed at seminars and training programs around the world, including Adelaide in 1988 on building stone. He was a major part of the biennial International Course on Wood Conservation Technology held in Norway, contributing on every occasion since its inception in 1984, and missing only the most recent course this year when prevented by his declining health. To conservation practice world-wide, he made a huge contribution.

David Young

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The International Course on Wood Conservation Technology

Oslo, Norway, 24 May to 2 July, 2004
Since the first course in 1984, about 190 participants from 74 countries have attended the program. Course concludes with a written examination, which awards university credits if passed. Theoretical and practical aspects of wood conservation are given equal consideration during the 6 weeks of training.

News from ICCROM 11 | 2003

The XXIII Session of ICCROM’s General Assembly will take place in Rome from 19 to 21 November, 2003.
Dr. Cevat Erder, former Director-General of ICCROM (1981 1988), was awarded the Gazzola Prize at the recently concluded 14th General Assembly of ICOMOS held in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.


Dear friends and colleagues,
We would like to inform you about a planed international conference on Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage. The conference will take place in Prague on the 11-12th December.

Gettyho granty . Grants from the Getty

Campus Heritage Initiative
The Getty Grant Program recently awarded more than $1.5 million in grants to support the preservation needs of historic buildings, sites, and landscapes on college and university campuses across the United States as part of its Campus Heritage initiative. The next Campus Heritage application deadline is April 10, 2003.
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Conservation Technology Forum in Tasmania

Conservation Technology Forum in Tasmania
25th November 2004
As a result of enquiries from a number of conservation practitioners the APT Australasian Chapter will be re-formatted as a Conservation Technology Forum to provide a vehicle for the dissemination of information about conservation technology. Participation in the Forum will be open to anyone with a professional interest.