Centro de Conservación y Restauración de Puerto Rico
Prerecorded talk: “Thinking Broadly: Perspectives, Lessons, and Approaches for the Preservation and Conservation of Collections and Buildings in the US Caribbean”
Héctor Berdecia-Hernández is a conservator specializing in architecture and monuments and he currently serves as the founding director general of the Centro de Conservación y Restauración de Puerto Rico. Berdecia-Hernández is also an adjunct professor in preservation technology and materials conservation at the graduate program in Architectural Conservation and Rehabilitation at the Universidad Politécnica de Puerto Rico. He is currently an associate member of the American Institute for Conservation and the International Institute for Conservation. He received his MS in Historic Preservation with a concentration in Architectural Materials Conservation from the University of Pennsylvania and attended joint conservation science courses at Georgetown University and the Università degli Studi di Firenze.