Tucker Simmons joined CSI as a conservation technician in January, 2016. He works closely with Conservators and other technicians during all phases of conservation treatment, assessment and documentation. He also helps write reports, proposals, and works in an administrative role as well.
Prior to joining CSI, Tucker volunteered in the Auburn Archeology lab and worked as a field technician for his professor’s Cultural Resource Management company. As a volunteer in the archeology lab, Tucker sorted, analyzed, cataloged, and bagged artifacts. Tucker worked at various job sites around Alabama conducting archeological surveys, in addition to conducting research and assisting in report preparation.
Tucker has worked on a wide variety of projects at CSI, including:
- Conservation of the USS Balao Fairwater Sail, Washington Navy Yard, Washington, DC (2015 – 2016): Performed and documented various aspects of the conservation of this World War II-era submarine relic, including conservation of teak wood decking and historic hardware rehabilitation
- United States Capitol Building Stone Conservation, Washington, DC (2016): Performed consolidation of marble decorative elements
- United States Capitol Building Stone Conservation, Washington, DC (2016): Assisted with on-site photo-documentation of work-in-progress stone restoration/conservation performed by others
- Conservation of United States Capitol Bronze Urns, Washington, DC (2015 - 2016): Assisted with the conservation treatment of bronze urns, including removal of corrosion, repatination, and applying a protective lacquer finish coat
- Capt. Jonathan Taylor Zinc Statue Conservation (2016): Assisted with the conservation and metalworking repairs