Martin Weaver Conservation Consultant Inc.
28 Sheahan Crescent, Nepean, Ontario CANADA K2H 8M2
560 Riverside Drive, 12B. New York, New York 10027 USA
Nepean Tel: (613) 596-1251 Fax: (613) 596-4926.
New York Tel: (212) 866-3540 Fax: (212) 866-1986
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Professor Martin E Weaver AA Dipl
- Diploma of the Architectural Association of London. 1961.
- Past President, and member of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee.
- Past President and Life Member of the Association for Preservation
- Past President and member of the Canadian Association for the Conservation
of Cultural Property, formerly the International Institute for Conservation
- Canadian Group.
- Associate of the American Institute for Conservation; Past Chairman
of the Architectural Conservation Specialty Group.
- Associate of the International Institute for Conservation.
- Member of ICOMOS International.
- Member of ICOMOS Canada.
- Member of the ICOMOS International Rock Art Committee.
- Member of the Cornwall Archaeological Society.
- Member, past chairman of the Ottawa Group of Conservators.
- Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Conservation.
- Member Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee of the Getty
Grant Program, Santa Monica, California. (appointed 1993)
HONOURS AND AWARDS
- 1990 Alcan Lecture of the Year at Queen's University, Kingston,
- 1991 Canadian Parks Service Award of the Canadian Government for
exceptional and significant contributions to the conservation of Canadian
- 1991 two restoration projects awarded the Thomas B McQuestin Award
for Architectural Conservation awarded by the Hamilton-Niagara Branch
of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.
- 1993 Harley McKee Award of the Association for Preservation Technology
International for outstanding contributions to the field of preservation
- 1995, in recognition of his work on the international development
of conservation science and technology, invited to travel to Japan
to lecture and visit historic sites as a guest of the Japanese government.
- 1997 appointed as the "opponent" or external examiner by the University
of G–teborg, Sweden, for the first doctoral dissertation in the conservation
field in Sweden.
A leading international specialist in the conservation of historic
buildings and sites, Martin Weaver has an international conservation
consultant practice based in Nepean, Ontario, Canada and in New York
where he is also a Professor at Columbia University and Director of
the Center for Preservation Research.
1991 - continuing
Director of the Center for Preservation Research, and Professor in charge
of the conservation sector of the Historic Preservation Program, Graduate
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University
in the City of New York.
1988 - continuing
Full-time private conservation consultant practice - Martin Weaver Conservation
Director of Education, Technical Services and Conservation Services
for the Heritage Canada Foundation.
Head of Training and Conservation Technical Services, Restoration Services
Division, Engineering and Architecture Branch, Parks Canada, Canadian
Research Associate with the Department of Anthropology, University of
London, working on the recording and conservation of Paleolithic cave
art in Spain.
Consultant to the Historic Buildings Division of the Greater London
Council working on the emergency recording of medieval buildings and
buildings of the industrial revolution.
Three UNESCO consultant missions in Iran, with associated reports published
by UNESCO in Paris. Working on the conservation of medieval Islamic
Visiting Ford Foundation professor, lecturer in architectural conservation,
Restoration Department, Faculty of Architecture, Middle East Technical
University, Ankara, Turkey.
Restoration architect with the Historic Buildings Division, Department
of Architecture, Greater London Council.
Worked as a surveyor, conservator and site supervisor on archaeological
excavations in Greece, Iran, Turkey, Spain, the United Kingdom and the
Canadian Arctic - on periods ranging from 20,000 BC to the Victorian
Professor Weaver has been a guest lecturer at 14 North American, European
and Asian universities and has published many professional articles on
both sides of the Atlantic. (A complete bibliography and a list of lectures
are available) He has also made a number of television and documentary
film appearances in Canada and the USA.
Martin Weaver's textbook CONSERVING BUILDINGS: A Guide to Techniques
and Materials, was published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc, New York,
in November 1992. The Second Edition of this successful and now standard
reference work was published in paperback as CONSERVING BUILDINGS:
A MANUAL OF TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS in April 1997.
He has long specialized in the conservation of stone and historic masonry.
In recent years among many other stone conservation projects, he has been
commissioned by the Canadian government to carry out major studies on
sandstone deterioration and conservation issues on the Canadian Parliament
Buildings in Ottawa. This work is ongoing.
He has also worked on the conservation of heritage masonry structures
for the United States federal government; the governments of the Commonwealth
of Puerto Rico, the U.S.Virgin Islands and Washington State; and the Canadian
provincial governments of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland.
After writing the first articles to be published in Canada to discuss
the deterioration of historic buildings caused by acid precipitation,
many of his recent studies and publications have been concerned with the
effects of acid rain and atmospheric pollution on heritage structures
and outdoor sculptures.
Martin Weaver also specializes in wood conservation. His work as president
of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee was particularly important
because it led to the development of the International Wood Conservation
Technology course in Norway. He directed the small group that developed
the curriculum in Norway and has lectured on the course regularly every
two years since the course was first founded. He has published and lectured
extensively on wood conservation and particularly on bio-deterioration
and the development of safe pesticidal and preservative treatments. He
has worked in British Columbia on totem pole conservation for the provincial
government and for the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology.
He has specialized in the study and treatment of termite attacks in wood
in historic buildings in Puerto Rico and elsewhere in the Caribbean.
Martin Weaver has also long specialized in studies on the unique problems
posed by the preservation of industrial heritage and some of the great
works of modern architecture. Major studies have included the deterioration
and conservation of twentieth century building materials and systems;
locomotives and rolling stock; stationary steam engines; and a WW II German
submarine - the U-505 in Chicago.