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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 Francisco, 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
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
These Old Cabins
Black Bear Dove Tail Joints
 

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, Wilkerson and Tuttle found themselves employed, but homeless. So they set themselves about ...

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.
 

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 the casting being made.  The molds are negatives and the patterns are positives. All foundrymen know the importance of a ...

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
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
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
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
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 Passed On
Preservation Passed On
 

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. They were built by early forest and park rangers, homesteaders, and ranchers, who ...

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
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
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
NPS Arrowhead Logo
 

This presentation is part of the International Cemetery Preservation Summit, October 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 The Catarqui Cemetery in Kingston Ontario was incorporated on 10 August 1850 and contains the final resting place of Canada’s first Prime Minister, ...

08/13/2011
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
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
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
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
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
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 Francisco, 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
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
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
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
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, KS. 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
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
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
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
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
 

These lectures were 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 Francisco, 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
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
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
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
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 Francisco, 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
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 Francisco, 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
Archaeological Sites After Disasters
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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
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
 

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 the US Forest Service still uses this facility as a working ranger station. ...

03/16/2012
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
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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 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
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
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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
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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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