TRAINING AND PRESENTATIONS

The National Center develops and conducts seminars and workshops nationwide on topics ranging from energy efficiency in historic buildings to the preservation of historic landscapes. The staff of NCPTT also speak at conferences, lecture school groups and give other presentations, disseminating the National Center’s research and sharing its knowledge of preservation topics. The following is a list of training programs and presentations offered in FY2012:

EVENTS

Victoria Sustainability Symposium, Oct. 9-11, 2011, Victoria, BC: NCPTT co-sponsored the 2- day symposium offered in conjunction with the APT Conference. Participants explored technical issues with sustainability and historic buildings, and were given the opportunity to discuss and add to the Sustainable Preservation Decision Making Matrix. The matrix will be a tool that practitioners can use to guide them when making decisions on sustainability and historic buildings.

Preservation of Ornamental Iron Workshop, Oct. 14-15, 2011, Bloomington, IN: NCPTT, in partnership with Monroe County History Center at Indiana University, conducted a two-day workshop focused on the techniques and knowledge needed to preserve ornamental ironwork in an architectural setting. Jason Church was the lead instructor.

Historic Cemetery Preservation Workshop, Nov. 18, 2011, Lowell, MA: Funded through a cooperative agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the workshop included sessions on documenting cemetery landscapes; feature conservation, preservation planning; disaster preparedness and recovery; and landscape maintenance best practices, and The workshop coincided with the release of “Mourning Glory, Preserving Historic Cemeteries, a publication also supported thorough the cooperative agreement.

Divine Disorder, Conserving the Chaos, Feb. 15-16, 2012, Natchitoches, LA: NCPTT hosted a two-day conference on the conservation of folk and outsider art held on the campus of Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Lectures were broadcasted live via the web and recorded for posting on the NCPTT website.

Disaster! 13th Annual Center for Heritage Conservation Symposium, Feb. 24-25, 2012, College Station, TX: NCPTT sponsored the symposium on preparing for and responding to disasters affecting cultural resources. Topics included case studies illustrating the effects of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes, on cultural resources.

WordPress Website Development Workshop, March 6-8, 2012, NCPTT, Natchitoches, LA:  Sean Clifford and Kris Vidos conducted a workshop to advance development of the NPS Facility Maintenance and Cultural Resource Academy websites. Topics covered included organizing content, site structure, layout, building community, and migration to and from other content management systems. The in-house workshop was also offered as a live-stream webinar.

Petrographic Analysis for Conservation Workshop, March 27-28, 2012, National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV: Conservators and Scientists use thin-section petrography to learn about how ceramic materials are made. NCPTT helped to advance this technology through a two-day hands-on workshop on the uses of polarized light microscopy for the study of stone and ceramic cultural materials. Chandra Reedy taught the workshop.

NPS Second Century Civil War Monument Conservation Practicum, April 17-20, 2012, Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, PA: As part of the conservation practicum, Jason Church presented a webinar on the care and maintenance of Civil War monuments and headstones. The live broadcast originated at NCPTT.

Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics Workshop, May 18, 2012, Lake Geneva, WI:  NCPTT in partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society sponsored a one-day basics workshop on cemetery documentation, preservation planning, cleaning and the state’s burial laws.

World Heritage in the Americas: Confluence of Cultures, May 31-June 2, 2012, San Antonio, TX: NCPTT sponsored the US/ICOMOS International Scientific Symposium.

Green Preservation: LEED Exam Preparation Workshop, June 26-28, 2012, NCPTT, Natchitoches, LA: NCPTT hosted the 3-day workshop that included case studies with an historic preservation emphasis. The in-house workshop was also offered as a webinar.

3D Digital Documentation Summit, July 10-12, 2012, San Francisco, CA: NCPTT partnered with the NPS Intermountain Regional Office and the Presidio Trust to host the three-day summit. Topics included the classification of photographic paper texture using photographic techniques, to the integration of digitization and 3D scanning with traditional hand measuring techniques at World Heritage sites.

NAPTHO Technology Fair, Sept. 10, 2012, Squamish, WA: NCPTT coordinated ten presenters to share information on the state-of-the-art technologies for conservation and preservation of cultural heritage, during the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers Annual Meeting.

Cemetery Monument Conservation Basics Workshop and Roundtable, Sept. 20-21, 2012, Dawson Springs and Princeton, KY: NCPTT participated in two one-day cemetery basics workshops and a roundtable discussion as part of the Western Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference. The workshops covered cemetery documentation, cleaning techniques, simple repairs for iron fencing, state cemetery laws, mapping, GPR, and more. The workshop was funded by the Kentucky Heritage Council.

Cannon Carriage Workshop, Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 1012, Charleston, SC: NCPTT co-sponsored the Preservation Trades Network (PTN) Cannon Carriage Workshop held prior to the International Preservation Trades Workshop for students of the American College of Building Arts and the Savannah Technical College Historic Preservation Program. Participants worked to construct new replacement carriages for two eighteen pound Revolutionary War guns from Fort Sumter National Monument.

STAFF PRESENTATIONS

A Comparison of Cleaning Methods for Graffiti Removal from Masonry, Oct. 13, 2011, Victoria, BC: Mary Striegel presented at the Association for Preservation Technology Conference.

Crude Oil Contamination of Fort Livingston, Grand Terre Island, Louisiana: Issues and Challenges, Oct. 13, 2011, Victoria, BC: Carol Chin presented at the Association for Preservation Technology Conference.

Current Practices for the Long Term Care of Marble Grave Markers, Oct. 17, 2011, Savannah, GA: Jason Church presented at the 60th Annual meeting of the American Institute of Commemorative Art.

Current Projects and Uses for Poultacing, Oct. 18, Savannah, GA: Jason Church lectured at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Basics for Grave Marker Care, Oct. 18, Savannah, GA: Jason Church lectured at Savannah College of Art and Design.

Effects of Consolidants on the Deposition of Sulfur Dioxide on Limestone Building Materials, Oct. 17, 2011, Ottawa, ON: Carol Chin presented at the Canadian Conservation Institute Symposium 2011: Adhesives and Consolidants for Conservation.

Federal and State Historic Tax Incentive Programs, Dec. 7, 2011, Natchitoches, LA: Kirk Cordell presented to the Senior Men’s Club of Natchitoches.

Bousillage: Louisiana’s Vanishing Architectural Heritage, February 6, 2012, Natchitoches, LA: Jason Church presented to the Natchitoches Lesche Club.

The National Park Service and Preservation, February 25, 2012, Athens, GA: Debbie Smith presented at the Preservation South Conference.

Preservation in the 21st Century, March 18, 2012, New Orleans, LA: Kirk Cordell presented the Morrison Lecture at the Historic New Orleans Collection.

Response to Cemetery Disasters, March 12, 2012, Sunset Beach, NC: Jason Church presented to the North Carolina Emergency Management Association’s Spring 2012 Conference.

NCPTT’s Role in Facilitating Preservation Trades Education, March 23, 2012, New York, NY: Andrew Ferrell presented at the Twenty-Second Annual Symposium on Public Monuments in Tribute to Rudolf Wittkower.

Comparative Study of Commercially-Available Rust Converters, March 29, 2012, Natchitoches, LA: Jason Church presented at the 25th Annual Research Day, Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

Non-Destructive Testing of Cultural Materials Using Ultrasound, March 29, Natchitoches, LA: Curtis Desilles presented at the 25th Annual Research Day, Northwestern State University of Louisiana.

An Interdisciplinary Look at Valuation of Cultural Heritage in the Face of Disasters, May 9, 2012, Albuquerque, NM: Mary Striegel presented at the 40th Annual American Institute for Conservation Conference.

Methods for Crude Oil Removal from Fort Livingston, Grand Terre Island, Louisiana May 10, 2012, Albuquerque, NM: Carol Chin presented at the 40th Annual American Institute for Conservation Conference.

Crude Oil and Archeological Bone and Shell, May 10, 2012, Albuquerque, NM: Erin White presented at the 40th Annual American Institute for Conservation Conference.

Students clean an historic fence during the Preservation of Ornamental Iron Workshop held in Bloomington, IN.

Students clean an historic fence during the Preservation of Ornamental Iron Workshop held in Bloomington, IN.

Conservation and Education Outreach Panel, May 10, 2012, Albuquerque, NM: Jason Church participated in the panel at the 40th Annual American Institute for Conservation Conference.

Preserving the Future: Where Sustainability and Preservation Meet, May 18, 2012, Gainesville, FL: Kirk Cordell, Andrew Ferrell, and PTT Board Member Roy Graham presented at the Florida Trust Annual Conference.

Preservation Technology; NCPTT – History and Programs, July 2012, Nantucket, MA: Kirk Cordell presented two programs at the Preservation Institute: Nantucket.

Preservation Technology in the U.S., August 17, 2012, NCPTT, Natchitoches, LA: NCPTT staff hosted students from the Prince of Wales’ Foundation New Orleans Summer School. Students received a tour of NCPTT’s labs and participated in hands-on demonstrations in American Cemetery.

Bringing the Dead Back to Life-Perpetual Care of Historic Cemeteries, Sept. 21, 2012, Princeton, KY: Jason Church presented at the Western Kentucky Historic Preservation Conference.

Homemade Funerary Arts with the Wade Family, Sept. 22, 2012, Natchitoches, LA: Jason Church presented at the 4th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference, Northwestern State University.

Preservapedia: Leveraging the Knowledge of Preservation Practitioners, Oct. 2, 2012, Charleston, SC: Ed FitzGerald presented at the APT Annual Conference.

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