Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
This season we are fortunate to have Tony Crosby joining us to supervise stabilization work in the Main Palace. Tony is a conservation architect with a specialty in earthen structures and has worked all over the world for the past 30 years including representing USAID and the World Monuments Fund in an assessment of heritage protection needs after a major earthquake in Armenia in 1991 and 1992 He also consulted with the Getty Conservation Institute on several projects, including Joya de Ceren, El Salvador; and developed condition assessment and preservation design guidelines for the protection of the Atturaif Quarter of Dirriyah, Saudi Arabia. He has also undertaken the conservation of several Spanish Missions in California.
Most recently, he has been the supervisory architect for the conservation of the Shunet el Zabib, at Abydos. Dating to the Second Dynasty, it is the world’s oldest standing brick building. Tony has a Master’s Degree in Architecture with specialty in Historic Preservation from the University of Texas, 1974.