The Preservation Technology Podcast explores the progressive applications of science and technology in today’s preservation world. The show is produced at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, a research arm of the National Park Service. Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes.

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Plinth Magazine (Podcast 57)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Plinth Magazine (Podcast 57) Ammons: Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Services’ National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Today we join NCPTTs’ ...

09/12/2014
Goatscaping at Congressional Cemetery (Podcast 56)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Goatscaping at Congressional Cemetery (Podcast 56) Ammons: Welcome to the Preservation technology Podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Services’ National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Today we ...

08/25/2014
Lavender Landmarks of Charleston, South Carolina (Podcast Episode 55)
56 Society Street, Charleston, SC
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Lavender Landmarks of Charleston, South Carolina (Podcast Episode 55) Charleston’s Lavender Landmarks Walking Tour Brochure Ammons: Welcome to the Preservation Technology podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Services’ National ...

06/27/2014
National Mall Plan Project Part 1 (Podcast Episode 52)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Kevin: Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast – the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology & Training. Today we join NCPTT’s Paul Cady ...

06/06/2014
Historic Preservation Program at Mississippi College (Podcast 51)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Historic Preservation Program at Mississippi College (Podcast 51) Ammons: Welcome to the preservation technology podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Services’ National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. ...

05/28/2014
FBI and Art Crime (Podcast 50)
Randy Deaton takes a close look at a Toye forgery at the Gallery 2 show
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes  FBI and Art Crime (Podcast 50) Ammons: Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast – the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology & Training. Today ...

05/07/2014
What do you do with a broken Orangutan? (Podcast 49)
Fran Ritchie and her Orangutan
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes What do you do with a broken Orangutan? (Podcast 49) Ammons: Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast.  The show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s Heritage.  I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology ...

01/08/2014
Maintaining Adobe Buildings in the Southwest (Podcast 48)
Jake Barrow mudding a wall at Las Trampas
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Kevin:  Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast–the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage.  I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.  Today we join NCPTT’s Miriam Tworek-Hofstetter as she ...

11/20/2013
Recording Civil War Earthwork Fortifications with LiDAR (Podcast 47)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Kevin: Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast – the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology & Training. Today we join NCPTT’s Ben Donnan ...

10/15/2013
Restoration of the Camden House Orchard
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes   Kevin: Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast – the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology & Training. Today we join NCPTT’s Paul Cady ...

09/17/2013
Texas Wildfires and Bastrop State Park
Damage Fehr July 2012
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Learning From the Texas Wildfires: Bastrop State Park and Beyond (Podcast 45) Kevin: Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast – the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center ...

08/19/2013
Incorporating Wiki-based Assignments in Higher Education, Part 1 (Podcast 44)
Fall 2011 coursework from Sharky's undergraduate class.

Critical habitats of the Louisiana Black Bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) along the Tensas River Basin, Upper Atchafalaya River Basin, and Lower Atchafalaya River Basin.

Photo From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Louisiana_Critical_Black_Bear_Habitat.jpg
 

NCPTT summer intern Stephanie Byrd talks to Louisiana State University Professor Bruce Sharky about the benefits of incorporating Wiki-based assignments into university coursework. Bruce’s students in landscape architecture have worked to create diagrams for Wikipedia articles that will explain complex issues to the general public.

07/09/2013
David Morgan Talks About SEAC (Podcast 43)
David Morgan Diving at Biscayne National Park
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes   Ammons:    Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast; the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. In this podcast we join NCPTT’s Jason ...

04/22/2013
John Asmus on Laser Cleaning “Have Laser Will Travel” (Podcast 42)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Ammons:     Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Today we join NCPTT’s Jason ...

03/22/2013
KeckCAVES, Immersive 3D Visualization System for Cultural Sites (Podcast 41)
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In this episode, we join NCPTT’s Jason Church as he speaks with Marshall Millet, owner of MMars 4-D. Today they are talking about Millet’s work with U.C. Davis and the KeckCAVES visualization facility.

02/15/2013
Thin Section Petrography for Conservation (Podcast 40)
Chandra Reedy helps students during the 2012 Petrography for Conservation class
 

Today we join NCPTT’s Mary Striegel as she speaks with Chandra Reedy. Reedy serves as Director of the Laboratory for Analysis of Cultural Materials in the Center for Historic Architecture and Design at the University of Delaware.  Today we are talking to Chandra about the importance of thin section petrography for conservation.

01/15/2013
Cultural Resources in the Wilderness (Podcast 39)
Historic preservation crew completes work on the Agnes Vaille Shelter historic structure at the Keyhole on Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness. Photographer: Sterling Holdorf, National Park Service.
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Kevin: Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast – the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology & Training. Today we join NCPTT’s jenny hay as ...

12/17/2012
Historic Landscape of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Part 2 (Podcast 38)
Cabin built by CCC in burned woods
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes NOTE: The originally published post had an incorrect URL to the podcast file which has since been corrected. Today, NCPTT’s Jenny Hay continues her discussion with Cindy Brandimarte, Director of the Historic Sites & Structures Program in the State Parks Division of the Texas Parks & Wildlife ...

11/28/2012
Historic Landscape of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Part 1 (Podcast 37)
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Today we join NCPTT’s Jenny Hay as she speaks with Cindy Brandimarte, Director of the Historic Sites & Structures Program in the State Parks Division of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. In the first installment of this two-part series, they’ll talk about the iconic landscape of the Civilian Conservation Corps and their role in ...

10/17/2012
Masonry, History, Integrity: Urban Conservation Primer (Podcast 36)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Today we join NCPTT’s Stacey Urlacher as she speaks with Tom Russack, Masonry Preservation Instructor at the Abyssinian Development Corporation Workforce Development Youthbuild Program in Harlem, New York City, and Project Associate at Rand Engineering and Architecture.  NCPTT awarded Mr. Russack a grant to compile a ...

08/20/2012
El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail (Podcast 35)
Map of El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast – the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology & Training. Today we join NCPTT’s Jenny Hay as she ...

07/12/2012
Earthwork Stability Research at Poverty Point (Podcast 34)
Ascent up Mound A, Poverty Point State Historic Site (August 2011).
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage.  I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.  Today we join NCPTT’s Derek Linn as he ...

10/03/2011
Historic Uses of Lime Mortar, and Its Continuing Importance Today (Podcast 33)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast; the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage.  I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training.  Today we join NCPTT’s Jeff Guin as he ...

09/05/2011
Claire Turcotte on Campus Heritage Landscapes (Podcast 32)
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In this episode of the Preservation Technology Podcast, we join Addy Smith-Reiman as she speaks with Dr. Claire L. Turcotte, Managing Editor for Planning for Higher Education, The Journal of the Society of College and University Planning, and Project Administrator and Researcher, Getty Foundation, Campus Heritage Initiative.

08/01/2011
Cultural Heritage Recovery in Haiti (Podcast 31)
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Welcome to the Preservation Technology podcast; the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. Today we join Jason Church as he speaks with Karen Pavelka, a lecturer in the School of ...

05/03/2011
Texas Dancehall Preservation and the Restoration of Hays Street Bridge (Podcast 30)
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  Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. In this edition of the podcast, we join NCPTT’s Andy Ferrell as he speaks with Patrick Sparks, ...

04/06/2011
How We Are (and Are Not) Adaptively Reusing Whole Cities (Podcast 29)
Aaron Lubeck
 

Download this episode as an mp3 or Subscribe via iTunes In this edition of the Preservation Technology Podcast, we join Jeff Guin as he speaks with Aaron Lubeck, a speaker at the twelfth annual historic preservation symposium at Texas A&M University. Lubeck will talk about his presentation about “How we are –and are not– adaptively reusing ...

03/02/2011
The Philosophy of In-use Musical Instrument Conservation (Podcast 28)
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In this edition of the podcast, we join NCPTT’s Anna Muto as she speaks with John Watson, Instruments Conservator and Associate Curator at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Today they will discuss the special considerations of conservation when artifacts remain in use.

01/23/2011
NCPTT, Southern Miss and Hybrid Plastics Collaborate to Study Stone Strengtheners (Podcast 26)
Derek Patton discusses the POSS system with NCPTT Scientists during a visit to USM
 

In this edition of the Preservation Technology Podcast, we join NCPTT’s Jason Church as he speaks with Derek Patton, Assistant Professor in the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi. NCPTT is partnering with USM and Hybrid Plastics on a National Science Foundation grant to advance the science of ...

12/07/2010
Conversations on Sustainability at the 2010 APT Conference (Podcast 27)
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Welcome to the Preservation Technology Podcast. The show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons with the National Park Service’s National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. In this edition of the podcast, we join NCPTT’s Jeff Guin from the 2010 Association for Preservation ...

11/15/2010
Barry Stiefel on the Sustainability of Historic Preservation (Podcast 25)
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In this edition of the podcast, we join NCPTT’s Kim Martin as she speaks with Barry Stiefel, Professor in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston and Clemson University. Today they will discuss sustainability in preservation.

09/15/2010
Green Restorations and the Sustainability Movement in Preservation (Podcast 24)
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In this edition of the podcast, we join NCPTT’s Jeff Guin as he speaks Aaron Lubeck, author of the book, Green Restorations. Today, they will discuss his book and how it connects the sustainability movement with historic preservation. Download this episode as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes Guin: Aaron, welcome to the podcast. Lubeck: Thanks for having me. ...

08/16/2010
NCPTT Interns Talk About Their Summer Research (Podcast 23)
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In this edition of the podcast, we join NCPTT’s summer interns as they discuss their summer research.

07/26/2010
Folk Art Conservation and the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India (Podcast 22)
Nek Chand's Rock Garden, bangle ladies, Chandigarh, India.
 

In this edition of the podcast, we join NCPTT’s Jason Church as he speaks with Tony Rajer. He is an Art Conservator with the Nek Chand Foundation and a conservation professor at the University of Wisconsin. Today they will discuss Rajer’s interest in folk art and his work with the Rock Garden in Chandigarh, India.

07/21/2010
The Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Landscapes (Podcast 21)
Significant rural landscapes, such as Hanalei, Hawaii, may be seriously threatened by climate change.
 

NCPTT’s Debbie Smith speaks with Robert Melnick, professor of landscape architecture at the University of Oregon and author of “Climate Change and Landscape Preservation: A Twenty-first-century Conundrum,” which appeared in a 2010 volume of the APT Bulletin. Today they will discuss topics addressed in the article.

06/21/2010
Digital Preservation of Documents at the Library of Congress (Podcast 20)
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In this episode of the Preservation Technology Podcast, Kit Arrington, digital library specialist at the Library of Congress, discusses how the Library of Congress digitizes and shares documents online for longterm public access.

06/02/2010
The Role of HTPC in the National Park Service (Podcast 19)
Moss Rudley pointing areas of loss in the historic bouisillage.
 

In this edition of the podcast, we join NCPTT’s Jason Church as he speaks with Moss Rudley, an exhibit specialist with the masonry division at the Historic Preservation Training Center. They will discuss the role of HTPC in the National Park Service including work they are doing with the historic building work bousillage. Download this episode ...

05/25/2010
Preservation of Mount Vernon National Historic Landmark (Podcast 18)
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In this episode of the Preservation Technology Podcast, Dennis Pogue, associate director at historic Mount Vernon, talks about the challenges of preserving a historic site with more than one million visitors each year. He also talks the archeology of the site and about the balancing act of maintaining historic artifacts in a structure that was ...

04/27/2010
Preservation of Iron and Steel in Bridges and Metal Structures (Podcast 17)
Vern Mesler welds a wrought iron during the workshop.
 

In this episode of the Preservation Technology Podcast, we join NCPTT’s Jason Church as he speaks with Vern Mesler, adjunct professor at Lansing Community College. They will discuss the “Preservation of Iron and Steel and Bridges and Other Metal Structures Workshop,” which was funded by a grant from the National Center.

04/13/2010
3D Scanning, Rome Reborn and Virtual Ancient Worlds on Google Earth (Podcast 16)
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In this edition of the Preservation Technology Podcast, NCPTT’s Jeff Guin speaks with Bernard Frischer about 3D digital documentation of historic resources and the project, “Rome Reborn.”

03/30/2010
How the Internet Saved an Historic Tree (Podcast 15)
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Download this episode as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes. Ammons: Welcome to the Preservation Technology podcast, the show that brings you the people and projects that are advancing the future of America’s heritage. I’m Kevin Ammons, and today we join NCPTT’s Jeff Guin as he speaks with Guy Sternberg, a certified arborist and retired landscape ...

03/18/2010
Technologies for Drying Archeological Wood from Shipwrecks (Podcast 14)
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In this edition of the Preservation Technology Podcast, we meet Eric Schindelholz, a conservator in private practice who specializes in metals and marine archaeological materials. Eric was the principal investigator for a PTT Grant Project that examined methods to dry waterlogged archaeological wood.

02/16/2010
3D Digital Rock Art Documentation and Preservation (Podcast 13)
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In this edition of the Preservation Technology Podcast, we’ll meet Carla Schroer of Cultural Heritage Imaging. The non-profit organization recently used a PTT Grant to hold a workshop on 3D digital rock art documentation and preservation.

02/03/2010
Green Design and the Economy of Sustainability (Podcast 12)
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In this edition of the Preservation Technology Podcast we join NCPTT’s Jessica Cleaver as she speaks with Tracy Nelson, director of the Historic Building Recovery Grant Program, about sustainability and historic preservation. Download as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes.

01/07/2010
Curriculum Development for Preservation Landscape Maintenance (Podcast 11)
Charlie Pepper and Bob Mackenzie
 

Today we join the historic landscape preservation maintenance curriculum roundtable discussion hosted by NCPTT and the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation. Attendees gathered to discuss and identify common needs and interests around historic landscape maintenance and to provide recommendations for creating a training curriculum. Download Episode 11 as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes.

10/13/2009
Tom Jones on Urban Ecology (Podcast 10)
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Today The Preservation Technology Podcast joins NCPTT’s Andy Ferrell, as he speaks with Tom Jones, an urban conservator for the West Ward Urban Ecology Project in eastern Pennsylvania. They will discuss the West Ward Ecology Project and something called the Green Design Laboratory. Download Episode 10 as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes.

09/30/2009
Digital Survey Methods in Archeology (Podcast 9)
Reconstructing the Temple, Temenos and Statue of Trajan. Photo courtesy of The Portus Project.
 

Today we join NCPTT’s David Morgan as he speaks to Graeme Earl of the University of South Hampton in the UK about digital survey methods in archeology and “born digital” records. Download Episode 9 as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes.

09/03/2009
Using Eddy Current Technology in Conservation Science (Podcast 8)
Curtis Desselles and Houren Zhu build and test eddy current analyzers.
 

In this episode, Jason Church speaks with Curtis Deselles, an intern with the Materials Research program at NCPTT, discusses the use of eddy currents and eddy current technology in conservation science. Mr. Deselles has built several eddy current analyzers, custom software, and presented on this topic at a non-destructive conference in St. Louis. NCPTT has been ...

08/12/2009
Using Lasers to Remove Graffiti from Rock Art and Rock Imagery (Podcast 7)
Claire Dean uses laser to clean rock images.
 

Today we are joining NCPTT’s Jason Church as he speaks with Claire Dean of Dean Associates of Conservation Services about using lasers to remove graffiti from rock art. Rock art or rock imagery is the common term for paintings and carvings on rock and in North America that is mostly associated with native communities. Download Episode ...

07/16/2009
Preservation Trades with Nancy Finegood (Podcast 6)
Randolph CTC students work metal
 

Today Andy Ferrell speaks with Nancy Finegood, executive director of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network. NCPTT recently published online a guide titled “Introducing Preservation Trades to High School Students” which grew out of via work with Detroit’s Randolph’s Career and Technical Center. Download Episode 6 as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes.

07/02/2009
Second Life as an Archaeological Tool (Podcast 5)
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Today in The Preservation Technology Podcast, NCPTT visits with Ruth Tringham, one of the founders of the University of California Berkley the People in Multimedia Authoring Center for Teaching in Anthropology at Berkley (MACTiA). As a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkley Ruth uses an online virtual environment called Second Life ...

06/18/2009
National Park Service Geophysics Training at Los Adaes (Podcast 4)
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David W. Morgan, Chief of Archeology and Collections at NCPTT, introduces the 19th annual National Park Service Geophysics course taught by Steve De Vore. This video includes a description of the course and commentary by participants. Steve has assembled about 10 different instructors and about 18-20 participants that are providing classroom opportunities at NCPTT and ...

05/29/2009
Rapid Documentation of Historic Resources (Podcast 3)
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Transcript and show notes for the Preservation Technology Podcast, Episode 3: Rapid Documentation of Historic Resources with Barrett Kennedy. Download Episode 3 as an mp3 or subscribe via iTunes.

05/08/2009
The Preservation Technology Podcast: Episode 2 – Entry Level Landscape Management and Preservation Training
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In the second episode of The Preservation Technology Podcast, Kevin Ammons interviews Charlie Pepper who directs the Historic Landscape Preservation and Maintenance program at the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation.

02/06/2009
Who Wants to Preserve A Cemetery? (Episode 1)
Jason Church and a workshop participant clean a marble marker in Hot Springs, AR
 

NCPTT recently recorded its first podcast. In it, conservator Jason Church talks about NCPTT’s cemetery monument conservation initiative and about his experiences growing up that led him to the field of cemetery conservation.

08/01/2008

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