Chief Conservator, Materials Conservation
Since 1995, Andrew Fearon has worked in the field of conservation encompassing architecture, decorative arts, and archeological materials. In 2006, he joined the Philadelphia based firm of Materials Conservation where he currently serves as Chief Architectural Conservator specializing in wooden materials, architectural finishes, and masonry. Among his completed projects include the exterior finishes of Jefferson’s Monticello, The Rodin Museum Interior Finishes, New York Public Library Statuary, Eastern State Penitentiary Catholic Chaplin’s Office, and Louis Kahn’s Esherick House. In 2009 Andrew served as instructor of the Architectural Finishes Practicum with the University of Pennsylvania's Summer Program in Cornwall, England and in 2010 as the instructor of the Historic Building Materials Catalyst at the University of Minnesota. Since 2010 he has served as instructor for the Conservation Seminar in Wood as part of University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program in Historic Preservation. He holds an MS degree from University of Pennsylvania and has completed the ICCROM Wood Course in Oslo, Norway. Andrew is a Professional Associate of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.