The Association for Preservation Technology International Annual Meeting, Monterey, CA, USA, October 2001 Author and Speaker: Joseph Sembrat The Barnard Statuary Group is located at the main entrance to the…
Joseph Sembrat has been immersed in the conservation field for over twenty years. In 1999, he co-founded Conservation Solutions, which developed into a leading, nationwide, historic preservation firm focusing on art, artifacts and architecture. Conservation Solutions was acquired in May 2018 by EverGreene.
Joe is an accomplished author and presenter of topical industry-relevant issues. He continuously conducts research and publishes papers on topics in the preservation field with special emphasis on technology-sharing among various areas of industrial research and its applicability to conservation treatments. Significant projects Joe completed include the treatment of artifacts from the salvaged R.M.S. Titanic wrecksite, such as the Big Piece; artifacts recovered from the R.M.S. Carpathia wreck-site; and the conservation of two Saturn V rockets.
Joe holds a M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania. Joe is a Fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC), a member of Association of Preservation Technology (APT) Western Chapter, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) and the Canadian of Professional Conservators (CAPC.)
Eighty Years of Failed Preservation Efforts
Raising the Titanic
The Conservation of a 17 Ton Section of the Hull Recovered from the RMS Titanic Wreck-site and an Evaluation of the Treatment Three Years Later 2003 APTI Conference, Portland, ME,…
Surface Preparation and Coating Application Practices
Conservation of Large-Scale Metal Artifacts Authors: Justine Posluszny Bello, Patricia Miller, Mark Rabinowitz, Joseph Sembrat The conservation of large-scale metal artifacts presents many challenges, the least of which is size.…
Unique Approaches to Stone Conservation
Outside the Canon: A Review of Unique Approaches to Stone Conservation 12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone Columbia University, New York, NY Authors: Justine Posluszny Bello,…
An Ever Evolving Conservation Collaboration
Fountain Conservation Fundamentals July 10–11, 2013–Kansas City, MO Author: Mark Rabinowitz Fountain conservation requires treating historic elements within an active and public environment whose operational needs may directly conflict with…
Aluminum: History, Technology, and Conservation
Published by the Smithsonian EverGreene is proud to announce the publication of a new volume of “Smithsonian Contributions to Museum Conservation” series that brings together papers presented at the first-ever…