World Monuments Fund and Woodlawn Conservancy Announce Preservation Training Program at The Woodlawn Cemetery
World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Woodlawn Conservancy, Inc., in collaboration with the International Masonry Institute (IMI), have partnered to create The Woodlawn Cemetery Preservation Training Program, a two year pilot program offering job training opportunities in stone masonry and stone conservation methodology for 12 student interns recruited from area schools that focus on the preservation trades. The students will work on select monuments at The Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, receiving hands-on technical training needed to succeed in the conservation field. Woodlawn Conservancy and IMI will seek job placements for all interns who successfully complete the program.
Woodlawn Conservancy and WMF hope that this pilot program will serve as a national model for other historic cemeteries in the United States that often struggle to find the resources and help to conserve and preserve their monuments and mausoleums.