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Why Digital? Its only 1’s and 0’s
Colored Point Cloud of West Beach
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. Why DIGITAL? Its only 1’s and 0’s We still seem to be fighting the war over the value of digital information some 30 years after its introduction to the public. Developments in technology have occurred so rapidly that skepticism ...

11/09/2012
What’s In and What’s Out
James Dixons,  Tory Island East End (above) and Tory Island West End (below).
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Transcript McBride:     Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.  My name is Patrick McBride and on behalf of myself ...

04/03/2012
Water Chemistry Guidelines for Art Fountains by Martin Burke
Picture2
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Water Chemistry Guidelines for Art Fountains by Martin Burke Martin: I am going to try and speak loud enough to get away from the microphone. The one element that has linked all of our presentations over the last two days is water. ...

08/29/2014
Walls of Stone: How to Build Drystone Walls and Rock Fences (1996-01)
1996-01
 

The video is a primary training resource, providing graphic instruction on how to repair, rebuild and relocate stone walls and rock fences.

09/22/2008
Virtual Conservation of Folk and Outsider Art Environments
William Averett “ Happy Villa” (Destroyed), Andrade, CA - 1976
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Virtual Conservation of Folk and Outsider Art Environments Abstract The presentation will address the issue of conserving documents pertaining ...

04/03/2012
Video: The Historic Building Material Bousillage
A traditional bousillage building
 

In this video we will discuss a traditional Louisiana construction method called Bousillage. Bousillage is a Louisiana French term for walls made of mud. The origins of the word comes from Bous which means mud. Louisiana’s bousillage techniques appear s to be a blending of French and Native American traditions. Both cultures employed similar mud walled ...

09/02/2010
Video: Dr. Meredith Hardy on protecting cultural resources along the Gulf
hardy
 

The shell middens, forts, and shipwrecks of the Gulf area are treasures that represent a wide swath of history—a veritable gumbo of cultural treasures. Dr. Meredith Hardy, an archeologist with the National Park Service’s Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC), explains the importance of these cultural resources and how they are being protected. Transcript Hi, I’m Dr. Meredith Hardy. ...

08/05/2010
Utilizing Digital Methods to Document and Reconstruct Old Sheldon Church
OldSheldon_HABS_10
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. See Poster full detail and size Utilizing Digital Methods to Document and Reconstruct Old Sheldon Church The adoption of advanced technologies in the field of historic preservation has occurred at a much slower rate when compared to related ...

01/23/2013
USS Arizona: Preserving a War Memorial (2004-23)
2004-23
 

Funded by NCPTT, Montana Public Television has produced a series of videos that highlights the nation’s underwater archeological treasures and features the preservation work of the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center.

12/31/2004
Use of Hydroxyapatite for enhancing durability in marble
Hydroxyapatite
 

Use of Hydroxyapatite for enhancing durability in marble. This video highlights the recent project by George Scherer’s laboratory at Princeton University on developing state-of-the-art techniques to protect marble monuments and sculptures. This project was funded in part by PTT Grant (MT-2210-12-NC-08). Marble is an elegant material that is used for our most precious sculptures and monuments, ...

03/12/2014
Unicultural Ethnography: Preserving Outsider Art Through the Ethnography of Individual Outsider Artists
Juanita Leonard in her self built church.
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Unicultural Ethnography: Preserving Outsider Art Through the Ethnography of Individual Outsider Artists Abstract Certain aspects of the artistic experience ...

04/04/2012
Trees: Storm Preparation and Recovery
trees_featured
 

Transcript Hi, I’m Debbie Smith, Chief of Historic Landscapes Program at NCPTT. Today I’m going to discuss ways to protect your trees before a storm and how to recover after a disaster.  Storm effects that I’ll be covering include:  Flooding, lightning strikes, and primarily wind damage. To prepare for a disaster, you need to know your trees and ...

09/09/2013
Toward Better Treatment of Cast-Iron Fountains with Zinc Statues
NPS Arrowhead Logo
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Toward Better Treatment of Cast-Iron Fountains with Zinc Statues by Carol Grissom Abstract: The first statue to decorate a publicly financed fountain in the United States was William Rush’s wooden Water Nymph and Bittern, made for Philadelphia’s new water works in 1809.  Fountains ...

06/04/2011
They Died in Rome: Preservation of an Active, Historic Cemetery for Foreigners
The cemetery is also know for the "wildlife".
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. They Died in Rome: Preservation of an Active, Historic Cemetery for Foreigners by Nicholas Stanley-Price Jason: I’d really like to thank also, both the people who welcomed us. Francis Miller for helping me pull together the hands-on. The hotel, because we ...

09/10/2014
These Old Cabins
Black Bear Dove Tail Joints
 

This video was originally produced by the US Forest Service, part of the USDA. In 1889, two forest rangers, Than Wilkerson and Hank Tuttle, had just landed themselves the job of patrolling the newly established forest reserve in western Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. With only skimpy provisions and not so much as a horse to travel on, ...

02/24/2012
The Strange Procession That Never Moves
Wooldridge Postcard
 

The Wooldridge Monuments are a group of eighteen life-sized sculptures located in Maplewood Cemetery, Mayfield, Kentucky. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, they commemorate the life and relatives of Henry G. Wooldridge.

04/05/2012
The Patternmakers Art: Innovation within a Timeless Tradition
Digital model for casting form.
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA The Patternmakers Art: Innovation within a Timeless Tradition With a few exceptions, architectural metal castings are made using hollow cavity sand and clay molds.  The molds are made by compacting the sand around patterns which look like ...

10/23/2013
The Patternmaker’s Art: Innovation within a Timeless Tradition
Howell
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA The Patternmaker’s Art: Innovation within a Timeless Tradition With a few exceptions, architectural metal castings are made using hollow cavity sand and clay molds.  The molds are made by compacting the sand around patterns which look like ...

01/07/2013
The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art
Orange Show
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art Transcript Church:     Alright we’re ready to get started back. Our first ...

04/04/2012
The Cycle of Use, Neglect, and Renewal in Historic Family Cemeteries of Niagara, Ontario
Examples of active destruction, families moving from the area, and more passive neglect.
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. The Cycle of Use, Neglect, and Renewal in Historic Family Cemeteries of Niagara, Ontario by Catherine Paterson Paterson: Thank you. I’m very excited to be here and to be speaking with you this morning. The focus of my talk is on ...

09/18/2014
The Challenges of Treating Delaminating Slate Headstones: New Treatments with New Materials
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. The Challenges of Treating Delaminating Slate Headstones: New Treatments with New Materials by Irving Slavid Irving Slavid:  I see they’ve brought the break out, the danishes, so I won’t be long. I do hands-on restoration among other things and I’m going ...

08/12/2011
Taking the Art to the Streets: How the Citizens of Los Angeles Saved Watts Towers
Watts Towers
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Taking the Art to the Streets: How the Citizens of Los Angeles Saved Watts Towers Transcript Church:         ...

04/03/2012
Susan Buggey Interview
 

Susan Buggey Hello, my name is Susan Buggy.  I worked for Parks Canada for twenty-seven years and then I was ten years as an adjunct professor at the University of Montreal in landscape architecture.  But now I am mostly retired, I just do really interesting projects and things I think are important.  I’m based in Ottawa ...

02/07/2013
Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts (The Watts Towers) Four Decades of Interventions and Still Searching for a Solution
Thermal Image by LACMA
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts (The Watts Towers) Four Decades of Interventions and Still Searching for a ...

04/03/2012
Shipwreck: America’s Underwater Heritage (2004-18)
2004-18
 

Funded by NCPTT, Montana Public Television has produced a series of videos that highlights the nation’s underwater archeological treasures and features the preservation work of the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center.

12/31/2004
Secret of Lake Meade: America’s Cultural Heritage Underwater (2004-17)
2004-17
 

Funded by NCPTT, Montana Public Television has produced a series of videos that highlights the nation’s underwater archeological treasures and features the preservation work of the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center.

12/31/2004
Saving the Lines: Documenting Ships and Small Craft Using Laser Scanning Technology
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. Saving the Lines: Documenting Ships and Small Craft Using Laser Scanning Recording the shape of ships is especially challenging as they are typically constructed with compound curves and complex surfaces. Traditional hand-measuring techniques are time-consuming and only ...

07/23/2012
Root of the Problem (1998-33)
1998-33
 

Neville Agnew of the Getty Conservation Institute speaks about the conservation of the hominid footprints at Laetoli, Tanzania. He lists three primary conservation topics that the general public will care about: Egyptology, dinosaurs, and human ancestry.

09/22/2008
Rocket Science and 3D Analyses in the Preservation of Artistic and Historic Works
John Asmus
 

This presentation was presented as the keynote address for the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012, Presidio, San Francisco, CA.   Rocket Science and 3D Analyses in the Preservation of Artistic and Historic Works More than sixty years ago development began on the nuclear-propelled ORION Spaceship destined for a manned mission to the planet Saturn. This ...

10/29/2012
Returning the Forest to Forest Lawn: Tree Planting Strategies for Historic Landscapes
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, October 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Returning the Forest to Forest Lawn: Tree Planting Strategies for Historic Landscapes by Matthew Quirey Matthew Quirey:  Good afternoon. Thanks for having me. Today, it’s my pleasure to talk about the Forest Lawn landscape renewal plan and returning the forest to ...

08/12/2011
Returning From Oblivion: The Reemergence of a World War II Memorial Sundial
Sun Dial before conservation treatments.
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Returning From Oblivion: The Reemergence of a World War II Memorial Sundial by Minxie and James Fannin   James Fannin: I’m going to have to use this for … I’m almost there. Good afternoon. I was going to say late, but we’re ...

10/10/2014
Retaining America’s Dry Stone Heritage (2002-05)
2002-05
 

This video documents the repair of damaged drystone walls in the popular Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park.

09/22/2008
Restoring the Lion’s Roar: Documenting and Replicating Limestone Structures Through Laser Scanning, 3D Computer Modeling, and CNC Machining
Smith
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Restoring the Lion’s Roar: Documenting and Replicating Limestone Structures Through Laser Scanning, 3D Computer Modeling, and CNC Machining In January 2011, Kreilick Conservation, LLC of Oreland, PA was engaged by Beaver Electric Co. Inc. to conserve the Branch ...

04/01/2013
Restoration of Rockefeller’s Italian Fountain by Ricardo Viera and Michele Boyd
This detail of a merman exemplifies vein erosion of the limestone throughout the fountain.
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Restoration of Rockefeller’s Italian Fountain by Ricardo Viera and Michele Boyd Viera: So in 2005 the BCA was commissioned by the Wildlife Conservation Society to assess the conditions, prepare the documents and monitor the repairs and rehabilitation of the Italian Rockefeller Fountain. ...

09/09/2014
Resetting a Stone Grave Marker (2007-02)
2007-02
 

Materials Conservator Jason Church demonstrates how to properly reset stone grave marker.

09/22/2008
Replacing Trees in Historic Landscapes (2009-06)
Replacing Trees in Historic Landscapes
 

Trees in historic landscapes are often important cultural resources that contribute to the significance and integrity of a property. This video provides guidance on the concepts and techniques of replacing individual trees at historic properties.

04/06/2009
Reimagining August Bloedner’s 32nd Indiana Infantry Monument (1862)
Original (left) and successor(right) Monument.
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Reimagining August Bloedner’s 32nd Indiana Infantry Monument (1862) by Sara Amy Leach Sara Amy Leach:  The most fun I have at work is collecting postcards, cemeteries off of eBay and garage sales.  Good afternoon, this presentation is essentially phase tow of ...

11/19/2014
Rehabilitation of Shippensburg University’s Old Main Fountain by Gabriel W. Harrison and T. Scott Kreilick
NPS Arrowhead Logo
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Rehabilitation of Shippensburg University’s Old Main Fountain by Gabriel W. Harrison and T. Scott Kreilick Church: Alright, so our next talk is Gabriel Harrison. Gabriel is currently a Senior Conservator at Kreilick Conservation. Gabriel maintains his own private conservation practice consulting outdoor ...

09/08/2014
Red Jacket: Sculpture Conservation Treatment in Forest Lawn Cemetery
Applying wax to Red Jacket
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Red Jacket: Sculpture Conservation Treatment in Forest Lawn Cemetery by Francis Miller Francis Miller: Thanks for having me here today, everyone, and thanks for everyone attending. It’s great getting a group like this together, not only to discuss issues with repairs and ...

10/20/2014
Recording Structure and Process: HAER 3D Digital Documentation Methods
Recording Structure and Process: HAER 3D Digital Documentation Methods
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. See Poster full detail and size Recording Structure and Process: HAER 3D Digital Documentation Methods For many historic engineering works the structure’s historical significance is based on its structural design. This is especially true for bridges. By understanding ...

01/28/2013
Recolocación Básica de Monumentos
Ahora es tiempo de colocar la lápida sobre la base.
 

English Español Trataremos de enseñar los procedimientos básicos para recolocar una lápida de piedra. Hay dos cosas importantes que recordar. Lo primero es asegurarse de la seguridad personal y lo segundo es no hacer daño a la lápida como tal. Estas son estructuras delicadas pero pesadas y se debe de ejercitar una gran cantidad de cuidado y ...

09/16/2011
Realms of the Unreal and the Henry Darger Archives
Raw materials form the residence of Henry Darger.
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Realms of the Unreal and the Henry Darger Archives Abstract The American Folk Art Museum maintains the single largest ...

03/30/2012
Re-evaluation of 1984 Preservation Decisions for the African House Murals by Clementine Hunter
Swicklik cleaning the Clemetine Murals in 1984
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Abstract Re-evaluation of 1984 Preservation Decisions for the African House Murals by Clementine Hunter In 1984 as an Associate ...

04/03/2012
Preservation Studies Summer Field School at Tulane
Student learns plastering from Tevis Vandergriff, a second generation master plasterer.
 

This summer, NCPTT, the Tulane School of Architecture, the Preservation Trades Network, and Save Our Cemeteries hosted training on treatments for above ground cemeteries damaged during Hurricane Katrina. Topics included masonry applications, preservation technology, limewash, appropriate treatments for tombs, and a history of the cemeteries of New Orleans. This video was produced by Tulane University.

08/07/2009
Preservation Planning for Historic Cemetery Landscapes
It is important to understand history of the site.
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Preservation Planning for Historic Cemetery Landscapes by Martha Lyon Martha Lyon: Thank you. As follow up to the several presentations that have been given about planning so far, two this morning and then this great presentation about the trees, I am ...

10/01/2014
Preservation Passed On
Preservation Passed On
 

This video was originally produced by the US Forest Service, part of the USDA. In the Northern Rockies, at least 800 old cabins, fire lookouts, and ranger stations still stand on federal and state public lands. These structures, nestled among fir trees and dotting the banks of creeks are of immense historic value and are irreplaceable. ...

03/02/2012
Preservation Maintenance of Turf Using Resource Sensitive Techniques in Historic Landscapes (2011-03)
MOWING
 

Historic sites reflect a particular time period and cultural use. These landscapes are composed of historic features such as buildings, trees, fencing, and walkways that date to an historic period. Understanding and implementing appropriate maintenance practices to preserve a site’s historic character and its individual features are essential components of a maintenance worker’s job. This ...

04/14/2011
Preservation Architect Named Chicagoan of the Year
Gunny Harboe
 

This video describes the work of preservation architect Gunny Harboe who has been named a 2010 Chicagoan of the Year by ChicagoMag.com. Harboe has been restoring some of Chicago’s iconic buildings since being involved with the rehabilitation of the Rookery in 1992.

12/27/2010
Predictive Modeling for Death Valley National Park
Lindsey Cochran, University of Tennessee
 

Hello, my name is Lindsey Cochran from the University of Tennessee. I’m also with the NCPTT. I was a summer intern in 2014 for Tad Britt in Archeology and Collections. My project this summer was to create predictive modeling for the DEVA Project or Death Valley National Park. My goal was to identify and then ...

08/08/2014
Post-Processing Workflows: Identifying Hidden Costs in Converting Scan Data to Useable Information
Post‐Processing Workflows: Identifying Hidden Costs in Converting Scan Data to Useable Information
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. See Full Detailed Poster   Post-Processing Workflows: Identifying Hidden Costs in Converting Scan Data to Useable Information This poster aims to demonstrate the unique challenges associated with scanning and documenting OV-103 (Space Shuttle Discovery). In demonstrating the workflow ...

01/23/2013
Portland Cement Vs Historic Gravestones
Portland Cement versus Historic Gravestones.
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Portland Cement  Vs Historic Gravestones Jonathan Appell:  Apparently, The Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico looked like this before 1910. News story out now … I’ll just go through these images quickly, is this Mr. Menchaca just did a study based ...

10/15/2014
Planning to Stabilize, Document, Conserve and Interpret Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Summerville, Georgia
Paradise Gardens
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Planning to Stabilize, Document, Conserve and Interpret Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Summerville, Georgia Abstract This presentation will illustrate ...

04/04/2012
Picking Up the Pieces
Dusty Fuqua sifts through the debris at the Chopin House.
 

Transcript Hello, my name is Dustin Fuqua, and today I’m going to be telling you a story I like to call “Picking Up the Pieces: Resource Documentation and Post-Disaster Recovery at the Bayou Folk Museum Kate Chopin House.” The context of this project is Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and in particular, the Cane River Region. Note the historic ...

09/09/2013
Photogrammetric Documentation of Weathered and Damaged Headstones at the Cataraqui Cemetery,Kingston Ontario
Absalom Day
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Photogrammetric Documentation of Weathered and Damaged Headstones at the Cataraqui Cemetery,Kingston Ontario by George Bevan and Alexander Gabov George Bevan:  Today for my collaborators in this project. Ian Longo, one of my undergraduate students, who’s worked extensively in the Cataraqui Cemetery ...

11/17/2014
Paradise Gardens; its Past and its Future
JordonPoole
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Paradise Gardens; its Past and its Future Transcript Church:     This is Jordan Poole, the very newly elected director ...

04/20/2012
Oil & Cultural Resources
DSC_0202FortLivingston
 

Hi, I’m Carol Chin.  I’m a Conservation Scientist at theNational Center for Preservation Technology and Training, and I’ve been doing some work with my colleagues here on the Gulf Oil Spill and conservation of some cultural resources down along the coast.  So today I’m going to be talking about Oil and Cultural Resources – Lessons ...

08/27/2013
Not Seeing the Cemetery for the Monuments: Understanding the Importance of Preservation Assessments
Gates are easy targets for theft.
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Not Seeing the Cemetery for the Monuments: Understanding the Importance of Preservation Assessments by Michael Trinkley and Debi Hacker Michael:  My talk today deals with how, as conservators, we see the cemeteries in which we work. First, a little bit about ...

09/15/2014
NCPTT experiences Rocky Mountain High-Tech at the Association for Preservation Technology Conference
106_0036
 

This past week, I was thrilled to attend my first-ever Association for Preservation Technology (APT) conference. The conference was hugely successful, both in numbers and in the quality of information presented. We at NCPTT were happy to take part as a sponsor of the conference and a partner in some of the learning experiences there. The ...

10/09/2010
Nationwide Monument Conservation at National Cemeteries: Planning, Management, and Treatment Implementation
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Nationwide Monument Conservation at National Cemeteries: Planning, Management, and Treatment Implementation by Sara Johnson Sara Johnson: Going to talk a little bit about a contract that my company has with the National Cemetery Administration for the preservation of a number of ...

08/13/2011
Monitoring Using Laser Scanning – Case Study of Watts Towers
Gray
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA   Monitoring Using Laser Scanning – Case Study of Watts Towers This paper will explore the use of laser scanning as a part of a controlled survey to measure movement of buildings and structures over time. In 2011 a ...

10/22/2012
Modern Problems in Historic Cemeteries
St. Philip's churchyard, Charleston, SC
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Modern Problems in Historic Cemeteries by Frances Ford Ford: Hello. My presentation today I have titled Modern Problems in Historic Cemeteries, and you’ll find out why in just a second. My presentation outline will sort of set the scene of this ...

10/06/2014
Mind the Gap: the Need to Supplement Laser Scan Data in HABS Documentation Projects
NCPTT HABS Poster_Final
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. See Poster full detail and size Mind the Gap: the Need to Supplement Laser Scan Data in HABS Documentation Projects The HABS poster will discuss the use of laser scanning in relation to the documentation of historic buildings. ...

01/20/2013
Maintenance Programs for Historic Fountains
Littlefield Fountain
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Maintenance Programs for Historic Fountains by Fran Gale Striegel: Fran Gale is a lecturer with preservation experience throughout the United States. She’s also the senior lecturer at the University of Texas, School of Architecture, where she teaches Materials Conservation and is the ...

08/20/2014
Maintenance Maladies-Who is Minding the Fountain?
Pan of Rohallion bronze.
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO.

09/02/2014
Maintaining Leadworks for Cemetery Monuments and Mausolea
Biological Growth on Failing Joint & New Wool
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Maintaining Leadworks for Cemetery Monuments and Mausolea by Angus “Gus” Fraser and David Gallagher Gus: Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Mount Auburn is a National Historic Landmark. It was the first of a rural or garden cemetery in the United ...

10/22/2014
Magical Mosaics: Preserving Isaiah Zagar’s Philadelphia Art Environment
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Magical Mosaics: Preserving Isaiah Zagar’s Philadelphia Art Environment Abstract One of the nation’s most amazing, yet least known, art ...

03/29/2012
Made from My Own Hand: An Introduction to Concrete Grave Markers
Preservatrion Issues: Before and After
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Made from My Own Hand: An Introduction to Concrete Grave Markers by  Gordon Bond and Stephanie M. Hoagland Stephanie Hoagland: Good morning. Yesterday Jonathan Appell showed us some concrete that you never want to see in a cemetery, but today we’re ...

10/29/2014
Limpieza Básica para Monumentos (2007-01)
Jason Church, Conservador de Objetos, Programa de Investigacion de Materiales
 

Hola, en este video le estaremos enseñando los procedimientos básicos para limpiar lápidas de piedra. Hay dos cosas que se deben de recordar: lo primero es que siempre hay que asegurarse de la seguridad personal y lo segundo es no hacer daño a la lápida como tal.

09/15/2011
Limewash Video: Application and Preparation of Limewash (2008-07)
2008-07
 

This six minute video explains how to prepare and apply limewash.

12/31/2008
Lifting and Hoisting Stone Grave Markers Video
Catholic Cemetery in Natchitoches, La
 

Many fallen or sunken grave markers are too large or weigh too much to be reset by hand. For these markers a mechanical hoisting or lifting system must be used. There are many types of lifting systems in use from very complex cranes and truck mounted hydraulic booms to less complex gantries and tripod hoists. ...

03/21/2010
Laser Scanning America’s Cultural Landscapes
Laser Scanning America's Cultural Landscapes
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. Poster full size and detail Laser Scanning America’s Cultural Landscapes The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Documentation to the Secretary of the Interior Standards, Assessing the Value of Laser Scan Data The Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) mission is ...

01/23/2013
Landscapes and Lives (1997-27)
1997-27
 

Susan Turner talks about how and why landscapes are and should be preserved.

09/22/2008
Kansas City Water Quality by David Greene
NPS Arrowhead Logo
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Kansas City Water Quality by  David Greene This presentation will provide an overview of federal drinking water regulations, typical municipal water supply chemical/biological characteristics, and premise plumbing (e.g. fountains) issues related to water quality. Speaker Bio David Greene is the Laboratory Manager at the ...

06/06/2011
Iron Fencing Care Workshop in Bloomington, Indiana
End of the Day Group Photo
 

NCPTT, in partnership with Monroe County History Center at Indiana University, conducted a workshop focused on the techniques and knowledge needed to preserve ornamental ironwork in an architectural setting. This workshop begin with an opening lecture session at 6:30 p.m. by NCPTT’s Materials Conservator Jason Church on Friday, October 14th at the History Center in Bloomington, Indiana. ...

04/18/2012
Iron Fence Repair (2007-03)
Iron Fence Repair (2007-03)
 

Materials Conservator Jason Church demonstrates how to properly repair an iron fence.

12/31/2007
Integrating Aerial and Ground-based LiDAR in Appalachian Heritage Planning and Visualization
Integrating Aerial and Ground-based LiDAR in Appalachian Heritage Planning and Visualization
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. See Poster full detail and size Integrating Aerial and Ground-based LiDAR in Appalachian Heritage Planning and Visualization The Natural Resource Analysis Center (NRAC) at West Virginia University is building a portfolio of integrated LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) ...

01/22/2013
In Small Things Remembered: The William Peters Reeves Grave Memorial at Kenyon College
William Peter Reeves Grave Site
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. In Small Things Remembered: The William Peters Reeves Grave Memorial at Kenyon College by Dennis Montagna Dennis: Thanks. Thanks, Jason. David, I think that with all that gnawing, we’ve done some studies and determined that that’s why squirrels don’t get into ...

10/27/2014
Ian Firth Interview
Ian Firth
 

Ian Firth I am Ian Firth and I’m originally from England from Yorkshire in the north of England.  I’m living in Athens Georgia where I’ve been for over thirty years.  My current job – I’m retired, I’m a professor emeritus at the University of Georgia and I’ve been retired for seven years. How did you become interested ...

02/07/2013
Historic Preservation: The Next Step; Public Lecture by James Marston Fitch (1996-12)
1996-12
 

Dr. James Finch gives a public lecture on preservation.

11/04/1996
High Resolution Digital Photogrammetry with Object Surface Texture
Brown
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA High Resolution Digital Photogrammetry with Object Surface Texture Digital Photogrammetry when coupled with multi-image capture can provide high resolution imagery with detailed surface texture. Surface texture can be in greater detail than traditional point cloud laser scanning, and the ...

04/17/2013
Handcrafted Gravemarkers of Julius “Jesse” Thomas
Variations in Symbol
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Handcrafted Gravemarkers of Julius “Jesse” Thomas  by Anne Shelton   Anne:  Thanks to Stephanie and Gordon I am so pleased to follow their presentation and it was terrific. It was really terrific and I was so pleased to see some really similar ...

11/03/2014
God’s Architects; Documenting the Materials, Methods, and Self-Taught Builders of the South
Reverend HD Dennis builder of Margaret's Grocery
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. God’s Architects; Documenting the Materials, Methods, and Self-Taught Builders of the South Abstract Scattered about remote back roads and ...

04/04/2012
Glass and Stained Glass Conservation (1998-28)
1998-28
 

This video covers a workshop on the conservation and restoration of stained glass.

09/22/2008
Fragile Grounds: Mapping South Louisiana’s Cemeteries
Holy Family, Cocodrie
All Saints Day
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Fragile Grounds: Mapping South Louisiana’s Cemeteries by Jessica H. Schexnayder and Mary H. Manhein  Jessica: Let me give you a little bit of background about this before we start this presentation.  This actually started out as a student project.  I was ...

11/05/2014
Four Light Total Appearance Imaging of Paintings
Rendering using studio lights at 45° from the left and right where the left side has three times more light intensity from a distance of two feet.
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Four Light Total Appearance Imaging of Paintings by Roy S. Berns, Tongbo Chen, and Jim Coddington Imaging artwork for documentation and reproduction has a long and rich history. The vast majority of such imaging reduces an illuminated three-dimensional ...

10/23/2013
Fountain Conservation California Style
Electric Fountain photo by Lisa Newton
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, held July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Fountain Conservation-California Style by Andrea Morse Video Transcription Hello, my name is Andrea Morse, I’m principal conservator of the Sculpture for Conservation Studio in Los Angeles.  Today my presentation will introduce you to the styles, some history and fountain problems that one ...

01/07/2014
Foamhenge: 3D Modeling and Conservation of a Monumental Sculpture
Swett
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Foamhenge: 3D Modeling and Conservation of a Monumental Sculpture Novel use of technology, 3D digital documentation, model-based engineering, contemporary materials and techniques illustrates the potential that digital documentation and technology has in supporting creative and collaborative problem-solving.  ...

01/07/2013
Fire and Ice: America’s Cultural Heritage Underwater (2004-19)
2004-19
 

Funded by NCPTT, Montana Public Television has produced a series of videos that highlights the nation’s underwater archeological treasures and features the preservation work of the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center.

12/31/2004
Finding Avondale: Remote Sensing for an Unmarked Cemetery in Difficult Subsurface Conditions
Probe Survey
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Finding Avondale: Remote Sensing for an Unmarked Cemetery in Difficult Subsurface Conditions by Hugh B. Matternes and Valerie Davis Hugh: Good morning, I’m hoping you’ll learn not only from the results we have here but some of the mistakes we made ...

09/29/2014
Ferry of Hope: Ellis Island and US Immigration (2004-21)
2004-21
 

Funded by NCPTT, Montana Public Television has produced a series of videos that highlights the nation’s underwater archeological treasures and features the preservation work of the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center.

12/31/2004
FBI Investigation of Clementine Hunter Forgeries by William Toye
Randy Deaton takes a close look at a Toye forgery at the Gallery 2 show
 

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that Robert E. Lucky, Jr, 64, of New Orleans, was sentenced today to 25 months in federal prison and was ordered to pay $326,893 in restitution for mail fraud in connection with selling fake paintings attributed to Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter. Lucky was also sentenced to three years’ ...

03/28/2012
Evolution in Project Workflow – Is High Definition Survey the Missing Link? – Brandon C. Friske
Friske
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA   Evolution in Project Workflow – Is High Definition Survey the Missing Link? There is a major shift occurring in the preservation and building industry today. It was only 30 years ago that architects and engineers where designing ...

10/18/2012
Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care
cmc-2007-tel
 

Materials Research Chief Mary Striegel and Materials Conservator Jason Church conduct a TEL NPS course “Essentials in Cemetery Monument Care” broadcast on January 30, 2007.

01/30/2007
ENGINEERING 281: Renovation of Fountains – Hydraulic Considerations by David Peterson
Fountain at Kingston Oaks.
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. ENGINEERING 281: Renovation of Fountains – Hydraulic Considerations by David Peterson David Peterson: Let’s see, can you guys hear me without the microphone? Alright ‘cause I like to stand up here a little closer to you and not hide behind the podium. ...

06/06/2014
Dry Tortugas: Searching for the Windjammer Avanti (2004-22)
2004-22
 

Funded by NCPTT, Montana Public Television has produced a series of videos that highlights the nation’s underwater archeological treasures and features the preservation work of the National Park Service’s Submerged Resources Center.

12/31/2004
Down to Earth: Conservation Decision-Making for Historic Cemeteries
Screen Shot 2014-09-24 at 8.18.22 AM
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Down to Earth: Conservation Decision-Making for Historic Cemeteries by Katharine Untch Katharine: Thank you very much. It’s a pleasure to be here, and I want to especially thank the conference organizers, Jason Church and Mary Striegel, NCPTT, not only for this ...

09/22/2014
Documenting National and World Heritage Sites: the Need to Integrate Digital Documentation and 3D Scanning with Traditional Hand Measuring Techniques
NPS Arrowhead Logo
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA   Documenting National and World Heritage Sites: the Need to Integrate Digital Documentation and 3D Scanning with Traditional Hand Measuring Techniques For the past fifteen years, digital documentation technology of historic sites and resources has developed into a ...

02/06/2013
Divine Disorder: Folk and Outsider Art Conference 2012
Participants talk with Juanita Leonard at her folk art church in Montgomery, Louisiana
 

The first Divine Disorder Conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana.  This conference  focused on highlighting the under-appreciated decorative works of non-traditional artists. The conservation of these works is vital to preserving the life story of those artists outside the main stream art community. Artists come from ...

04/30/2014
Discriminating Palettes: The Painting Materials of Clementine Hunter and Her Imitator
Barabe studies one of the Toye forgeries
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Discriminating Palettes:   The Painting Materials of Clementine Hunter and Her Imitator Transcript Church:    Next we have Joe Baraby, Senior ...

03/29/2012
Disaster Preparedness for Buildings
disprep_buildings
 

Transcript Hello, my name is Sara Marie Jackson, and I work with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training with the Architecture and Engineering Program.  Today I’m going to be talking about preparing buildings for disasters. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.  We are four hours from the Gulf Coast where it hit.  However, ...

06/12/2013
Disaster Preparedness and Response for Historic Cemeteries
Tree down in cemetery after a windstorm.
 

Thank you for joining us today.  This is the second day of our webinars on disaster preparedness.  Thank you for those who are returning from yesterday and welcome to those that are coming for the first time.  Luckily, most of you know who NCPTT is, having gone to our web site and found out about ...

08/28/2013
Disaster Planning
Mary Striegel evaluates damage to metal artifacts with FEMA workers.
 

My name is Mary Striegel, and I am Chief of Materials Conservation at NCPTT.  Today I’m going to bring you some information about disaster planning and how to go about creating a disaster plan for your collections.  So we’ll start with our first slide.  I just want to tell you that Benjamin Franklin said, “By ...

08/28/2013
Designing the Lidar Mission for Industrial Heritage: Cooperation Across the Fields
Dice
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA   Designing the LiDAR Mission for Industrial Heritage: Cooperation Across the Fields Heritage managers and digital documentarians may observe the same subject, but observe it through a contrasting set of filters. The focus of this paper is to ...

12/11/2012
Culture Shock: Fire Protection for Historic and Cultural Property (1995-01)
Culture Shock (1995-01)
 

Boston University produced this training video to raise awareness of fire risks to cultural properties and to provide technical information about fire detection and suppression systems including sprinklers, gaseous agents, and water mist.

09/22/2008
Cultural Landscape of the Upper Tongue River Valley in Rosebud County, Montana (2007-12)
2007-12
 

This report is an overview and assessment of the cultural landscape of the Tongue River Valley, its historic themes and cultural resource site types. Designed to accompany other project deliverables (the video documentary and map-based digital archive), the goal of the project is to demonstrate the national, state and local significance of the layers ...

12/31/2007
Creating a Conservation Plan for Vollis Simpson’s Whirligigs
Vollis Simpson
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Dennis Montagna Creating a Conservation Plan for Vollis Simpson’s Whirligigs Abstract For the past thirty years, 92-year-old Vollis Simpson has ...

04/03/2012
Cooperation Creates A Custom Crate: Conservation, Laser Scanning, 3D Milling and Crate Building Work Together
Oldenburg_Poster_Zycherman_OBanion1
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. See Poster full detail and size COOPERATION CREATES A CUSTOM CRATE: Conservation, Laser Scanning, 3D Milling and Crate Building Work Together Claes Oldenburg’s Red Tights with Fragment 9 (1961) is created from single piece of contoured chicken wire, ...

01/28/2013
Conserving the Nation’s Gravesite: Treatment of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery
Final Results
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, April 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Conserving the Nation’s Gravesite: Treatment of the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery by Debora Rodrigues and Amy Hollis Amy Hollis: I’m going to talk a little bit about a job that I lived for a couple years, which ...

11/24/2014
Conservation & H‐RTI
H-RTI of an Egyption Stone Figure
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Conservation and H‐RTI at The Metropolitan Museum of Art In the winter of 2010, the Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a four‐day intensive workshop on Highlight‐based Reflectance Transformation Imaging ...

10/24/2013
Connections: Preserving America’s Landscape Legacy (1996-02)
Preserving America’s Landscape Legacy (1996-02)
 

This video examines the importance of preserving the integrity of America’s historic landscapes.

09/22/2008
Confederates in the Cemetery: Federal Benefits & Stewardship
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, October 8-10, 2014 Niagara Falls, NY. Confederates in the Cemetery: Federal Benefits & Stewardship by Elizabeth Heavrin and Sara Amy Leach Elizabeth:        The war department established the first national cemetery during and immediately after the Civil War to provide final honorable resting places for soldiers who ...

08/26/2011
Comparing Digital Photogrammetric Methods for Preservation Documentation
RTI imaging at the Abiquiu front gate.
 

With a 2011 Grant from NCPTT, conservators at Georgia O’Keeffe’s Residences in Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch, New Mexico undertook research comaparing digital photogrammetric methods for preservation documentation of historic homes. They documented their project as they went along at http://okeeffeimagingproject.wordpress.com/. This project studied whether existing, three-dimensional (3D) digital photo imaging technologies could be easily adopted by ...

01/28/2013
Color and Spectral Archiving Using Dual-RGB Imaging
Screenshot of “SpectralAnalyzer” software.
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. Color and Spectral Archiving Using Dual-RGB Imaging by Roy S. Berns and Jim Coddington Imaging in museums serves multiple end uses from publication to detailed documentation. Commercial RGB digital cameras have, at best, adequate color accuracy , demonstrating ...

07/23/2012
Close Range Photogrammetry vs. 3D Scanning for Archaeological Documentation
Simon
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Close Range Photogrammetry vs. 3D Scanning for Archaeological Documentation The proliferation of terrestrial laser scanners on the market over the past few years has been accompanied by a rapid adoption of the technology by archaeologists.  This increased archaeological use ...

11/06/2012
Clementine Hunter; History of Forgery
Clementine Hunter painting
 

The talk presents a biographical sketch of the folk artist, Clementine Hunter, born in southern Natchitoches Parish in late 1887 and died January 1, 1988. Around 2000 a group of paintings appeared on the market supposedly by Hunter but later found to be painted by Beryl and William Toye. The lecture will include details of the ...

03/20/2012
Cleaning a Stone Grave Marker (2007-01)
cmc-cleaning
 

Materials Conservator Jason Church demonstrates how to properly clean a stone grave marker.

04/19/2007
Challenges of Maintaining the Fountains of “The City of Fountains” – Kansas City by Jocelyn Ball-Edson
JC Nichols Fountain
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Challenges of Maintaining the Fountains of “The City of Fountains” – Kansas City by Jocelyn Ball-Edson Jocelyn Ball-Edson: For today’s talk, I tried to categorize this into four super categories. My basic four categories … and this all overlaps. They’re all interchangeable ...

05/05/2014
Cemetery Documentation
Cemetery Documentation
 

This webinar will cover the basics needed for Cemetery Documentation. The talk will run one hour of lecture with a following half hour for questions and answers. Topics covered in this talk will include an introduction to documentation surveys and forms followed by an overview of definitions general needed in cemetery documentation. Definitions covered are ...

02/28/2012
Carrie Gregory Interview
Carrie Gregory
 

Carrie Gregory My name is Carrie Gregory, I’m a native of San Diego, California but currently I’m working in Albuquerque, New Mexico for a private consultant, statistical research firm. How did you become interested in landscape preservation? I’m a historic preservation specialist there and very recently about six years I was an archeologist and anthropologist by trade, decided ...

02/07/2013
Building Dry Stone Retaining Walls (2002-06)
Building Dry Stone Retaining Walls (2002-06)
 

This video shows how to build small drystone retaining walls from beginning to end; laying out the shape, digging the foundation, determining the wall angle, building the face, packing the back, and leveling the top.

03/02/2009
Bringing the “Fountain of Life” Back to Life – Marble and Bronze Conservation and Sculptural Figure Replication by Ricardo Viera and Michele Boyd
Fountain NY Botanical Gardens
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, held July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Bringing the Fountain Back to Life – Marble and Bronze Conservation and Sculptural Figure Replication  by Ricardo Viera and Michele Boyd Striegel: Our next speakers will be talking about Bringing the Fountain Back to Life; Marble and Bronze Conservation and Sculptural ...

06/16/2014
Best Practices for Digital Documentation
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Best Practices for Digital Documentation by Ekaterini Vlahos and Mike Nulty Through the HABS/HAER/HALS programs the Secretary of the Interior has established Standards and Guidelines for Documentation and acceptability for inclusion in the Heritage Documentation Programs collections ...

01/07/2013
Automated Classification of Surface Texture for Photographic Paper
Messier
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Automated Classification of Surface Texture for Photographic Paper Surface texture is a vital attribute defining the appearance of a photographic print.  Texture impacts tonal range, rendering of detail, reflectance and conveys subtle qualitative information about the aesthetic ...

03/12/2013
Assessing the Value of Laser Scan Data
Mess Hall – National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers James H. Quillen Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. Documentation to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards: Assessing the Value of Laser Scan Data The Heritage Documentation Programs consider High-Definition Surveying (HDS) to be a significant tool, one of many it employs in the survey of ...

06/12/2013
Art and Infrastructure: Restoring the Futuristic Fountain and Reflecting Pool
Olle Holmsten Fountain
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Art and Infrastructure: Restoring the Futuristic Fountain and Reflecting Pool by Margot Brunn and Henry Zuehlke Church: Our next speaker is Margot Broom who is a conservator for the Royal Alberta Museum, a provincial museum covering Alberta’s cultural and human history, biological ...

05/19/2014
Archive of Digital Data for HABS, HAER, and HALS
Jones Barn, Library of Congress Collection.
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. Archive of Digital Data for HABS, HAER, and HALS The NPS creates a variety of documents and records, such as inventory and monitoring plans, drawings, photographs, and conservation treatment records, to assist in the planning, management and ...

06/11/2013
Archeology Day
Tad Britt, Chief, Archeology & Collections
 

Hello, and welcome to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. My name is Tad Britt and I’m Chief of Archeology and Collections here at the Center. On behalf of Archaeology Day I’d like to tell you about the Center and some of our archeological events we have planned for the next year. A component of ...

10/17/2014
Archaeological Sites After Disasters
sites_omni
 

Good morning.  My name is Tad Britt.  I’m Chief of Archaeology and Collections for the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, and today I’d like to talk about archaeological sites after disasters, documentation, and planning. Before we get started, I’d like to tell about NCPTT’s mission.  NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to ...

08/27/2013
Aquatic Plants for Water Quality Maintenance in Water Features and Fountains by Mary Willeford-Bair, Catherine Dewey, and Walter Zachritz
Aquatic plant boxes in water feature.
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Aquatic Plants for Water Quality Maintenance in Water features and Fountains Mary Willeford-Bair : The National Park Service is responsible for the management of a variety of constructed water features across the nation. The National Park Service is held to a high ...

04/28/2014
Applications of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in a Fine Arts Museum: Examination, Documentation, and Beyond
RTI of Attic Pottery
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Applications of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in a Fine Arts Museum: Examination, Documentation, and Beyond In 2006, the Worcester Art Museum collaborated with Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) to develop reflectance transformation imaging (RTI) as a viable examination ...

03/20/2013
Application of Current 3D and Pseudo-3D Imaging for Conservation by Melvin Wachowiak, Senior Conservator E. Keats Webb, Digital Imaging Specialist, Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, Washington D.C.
Wachowiak
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Application of Current 3D and Pseudo-3D Imaging for Conservation Melvin Wachowiak, Senior Conservator E. Keats Webb, Digital Imaging Specialist Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute, Washington D.C. Conservation professionals have been aware of modern methods of 3D digitization, but a comprehensive guide ...

04/03/2013
Application of Advanced Computer Simulation and Visualization to Enhance Cultural Resources Documentation (1997-06)
1997-06
 

In the video, the hull of the Civil War warship USS Monitor is recreated digitally. It is then put in simulated physics environments where different aspects of its operation can be studied.

09/22/2007
An Axe to Grind – Part 1
Rehung and Sharpened Double Bit Axe
 

This video was originally produced by the US Forest Service, part of the USDA. Hi, I’m Bernie Weisgerber, and I’ve got an axe to grind. Today, we’re going to look at axes, but first I want to show you around the ranger station. We’re here at the entrance to the historic Nine Mile Ranger Station. Now ...

03/16/2012
Alexander Calder’s “Hello Girls”; a Wind and Water Driven Non-Interactive Feature by John Hirx
NPS Arrowhead Logo
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. Alexander Calder’s “Hello Girls”; a Wind and Water Driven Non-Interactive Feature by John Hirx Abstract Alexander Calder was commissioned to create “Hello Girls”, a wind and water activated sculpture, for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) when the museum was established ...

06/18/2011
African-American and Creole Traditions Surrounding Death in the Cane River Region
Pastor G. Stanley Lewis
 

The purpose of this project is to capture the traditions surrounding burial practices of African-American and Creole community members in the Cane River area to preserve this information for future generations.

09/22/2011
Advances in Computational Photograph Techniques for Cultural, Historic, and Natural History Materials
PageLines- petrography-training.jpg
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA Advances in Computational Photograph Techniques for Cultural, Historic, and Natural History Materials This talk presents advances in robust new imaging tools from the emerging science known as Computational Photography. The common feature of the computational photography imaging ...

01/25/2013
A Manageable Approach for the Maintenance of Fountain Water
Biogrowth on Noguchi Fountain
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. A Manageable Approach for the Maintenance of Fountain Water Striegel: Our next speaker today is Robert Krueger. He’ll be talking about a manageable approach for the maintenance of fountain water. Robert Krueger is an Objects Conservator and proprietor of Cascadia Art Conservation ...

04/23/2014
A Creative Obsession: Materials and Techniques of the Self-Taught Artist James Castle
James Castle circa 1974. Philadelphia Museum of Art, © James Castle Collection and Archive
 

This lecture was part of the Divine Disorder Conference on the Conservation of Outsider Folk art that was organized and hosted by NCPTT. The conference was held February 15-16, 2012 on the campus of Northwestern University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. A Creative Obsession: Materials and Techniques of the Self-Taught Artist James Castle Abstract Identifying the materials of works of ...

04/02/2012
A Comparative Study Using LiDAR Digital Scanning and Photogrammetry
Nulty
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA A Comparative Study Using LiDAR Digital Scanning and Photogrammetry Through a National Park Service grant, the Center of Preservation Research (CoPR) at the University of Colorado Denver and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have partnered to develop ...

04/18/2013
A Brief Appreciation of Fountains Through History: Changing Functions, Appearances, and Meaning by John Scott
Ai Weiwei fountain at Princeton.
 

This talk is part of the Fountain Fundamentals Conference, July 10-11, 2013, Kansas City, MO. A Brief Appreciation of Fountains Through History – Changing Functions, Appearances and Meaning – John Scott John Scott: And so, I also hope that after such a really good series of highly technical and practically experienced presentations that we won’t mind a ...

05/12/2014
3D Technology and the H.I. Hunley: Beyond Documentation – Christopher Watters
Watters
 

Since raising the H.L. Hunley submarine (1863) from the seabed in 2000, the project has incorporated 3D technologies including laser scanning, patterned light scanning, Vulcan point system, and computer modeling. Archaeologists developed the use of 3D technologies primarily for site plan development and artifact documentation. As the project progressed, conservators found other applications for the ...

10/18/2012
3D Scanning of Matisse, the Back I-IV: One Thing After Another
Zycherman
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA 3D Scanning of Matisse, the Back I-IV: One Thing After Another Matisse created Back, his largest sculpture in 1908/1909. Matisse resculpted Back three times over the next twenty-one years (1913, 1917, 1930/31), each time beginning with a ...

01/30/2013
3D Modeling of a Gravestone
Abate
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA 3D Modeling of a Gravestone Exploiting Low Cost Range and Image Based Techniques Inside the Medieval Museum of the city of Bologna are housed a series of gravestones which originally adorned the tombs of the Doctors belonging ...

04/18/2013
3D Digital Documentation Summit 2012
A representative from Leica geosystems demonstrates their Scanstation C10 laser scanner during the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held at the Presidio of San Francisco, CA.
 

The National Park Service explored the latest in digitization technologies for cultural heritage through the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held at the Presidio, San Francisco, July 10-12, 2012.  The summit was jointly organized by NCPTT and the Intermountain Regional Office, and hosted by the Presidio Trust.  The summit featured 25 papers, two panel discussions, and ...

02/06/2013
3D Digital Documentation of Cultural Resources in Southern Arizona National Parks
Southern ArizonaNationalParks
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. 3D Digital Documentation of Cultural Resources in Southern Arizona National Parks The National Park Service Southern Arizona (SOAR) group consists of Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, ...

07/23/2012
3D Digital Documentation as a Basis for the Finite Element Method in the Restoration of Tullio Lombardo’s Marble Sculpture of Adam
Street
 

This lecture was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Francisco, CA The video is currently unavailable for this talk. 3D Digital Documentation as a Basis for the Finite Element Method in the Restoration of Tullio Lombardo’s Marble Sculpture of Adam On October 6th 2002, one of the most important ...

01/06/2013
3D Data Recordation and Immersive Visualization: Considerations for Creative Mitigation Practices
MRM_NCPTT_Final_07-12
 

This poster was presented at the 3D Digital Documentation Summit held July 10-12, 2012 at the Presidio, San Fransisco, CA. See Poster full detail and size   3D Data Recordation and Immersive Visualization: Considerations for Creative Mitigation Practices The proposed presentation approaches the potential of 3d data collection and analysis in an immersive 3d visualization system, emphasizing digital format ...

01/23/2013

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