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  • Fri
    12
    Feb
    2016

    Valentine's Dance Party

    7:00pm - 10:00pm

    The Cabildo 701 Chartres St. New Orleans, Louisiana

    Get your Valentine’s weekend started with a retro dance party at the Cabildo! Dance with DJ Matty in the gallery overlooking Jackson Square to your favorite 60's records and stroll through the exhibits at the Louisiana State Museum. Refreshments and a cash bar will be provided by TheLouisiana Museum Foundation. 21+

    Guests will also have a once in a lifetime chance to go up to the Cupola, which offers breathtaking views of the French Quarter. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Louisiana Museum Foundation.

    Tickets available at the door or online here

    General admission is only $5!

    V.I.P. tickets will be available for $20 and will include an intimate tour of the Cupola overlooking Jackson Square and a 187ml mini bottle of champagne (while supplies last)


    We're giving away 3 pairs of tickets for our first annual Valentine's Dance Party! Here's how to enter:1. Share and '...

    Posted by Louisiana Museum Foundation on Tuesday, January 19, 2016
  • Fri
    19
    Feb
    2016

    Salts of the Earth: Conservation of Historic Masonry Impacted by Salts and Rising Damp

    9:00am-4:30pm

    Old U.S. Mint - 400 Esplanade Avenue New Orleans, LA 70116

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    The Louisiana State Museum, NCPTT and researchers involved in this pilot project at Madame John's Legacy are hosting a technical symposium at the project’s end to review the phenomena associated with this type of masonry damage and to evaluate the results of the pilot treatment. The symposium will be held on February 19, 2016, in New Orleans.

    This symposium will explore issues related to conserving buildings that are subject to soluble salts and rising damp. Morning sessions will provide an overview of materials and concepts, including brick manufacture and composition, moisture transport in buildings, and salts and desalination techniques. Afternoon sessions will discuss conservation and archaeological efforts at Madame John’s Legacy and a pilot project to remediate the effects of salts and rising damp. The symposium will close with a panel discussion on opportunities for interpretation of conservation projects at historic sites, followed by a post-symposium tour of Madame John’s Legacy.

    The symposium is designed to appeal to a diverse audience that represents a wide range of perspectives, from stewards of historic sites to preservation architects to museum facilities staff. The symposium is free to the public but registration is required.

    Register here: http://mjlsymposium.eventbrite.com/

    Symposium Schedule:

    9:00 – 9:15 AM      Introduction to the Symposium/Keynote Address (John Stubbs, Tulane University)

    9:15 – 10:00 AM    Bricks: Overview of Manufacture, Composition and How They Fail (Frank G. Matero, University of Pennsylvania)

    10:00 – 10:45 AM  Building Systems and Moisture Transport: Issues of Moisture in Buildings, Causes and Remediation (Michael C. Henry, Watson & Henry Associates)

    10:45 – 11:15 AM  Break

    11:15 – 12:00 PM   Salts and Desalination (Eric Doehne, Conservation Sciences Inc.)

    12:00 – 1:30 PM     Lunch on your own

    1:30 – 2:00 PM       Madame John’s Legacy Overview of Previous Technical Conservation Study (Dorothy S. Krotzer, Building Conservation Associates, Inc.)

    2:00 – 2:45  PM      Madame John’s Legacy Pilot Project: Discussion of Pilot Project Implementation and Results (Marlene Goeke, Building Conservation Associates; Michael Shoriak, Cypress Building Conservation)

    2:45 – 3:15 PM        Archaeological Investigations at Madame John’s Legacy (Ryan Gray, UNO Department of Anthropology)

    3:15 – 4:00 PM        Panel Discussion: Conservation Projects and Opportunities for Interpretation at Historic Sites (Dorothy S. Krotzer, Michael C. Henry, Frank G. Matero, John Magill)

    4:00 – 4:30 PM        Discussion/Questions

    4:30 PM                    Symposium Concludes

    5:00 PM                    Optional: Post-symposium tour of Madame John’s Legacy with John Magill, Retired Curator/Historian, The Historic New Orleans Collection)

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