Association of Preservation Technology International (APTI)

Association of Preservation Technology International (APTI)

The Association for Preservation Technology International is accepting abstracts for its APT San Juan 2007 conference. The Call for Papers and the Abstract Submission Form are available on line at http://www.apti.org/conferences/conference-current.cfm.

There are three paper tracks as they relate to the conference theme, “Old World Technologies Adapting in the New World”: Materials, Craftsmanship, and Climate. Paper presenters will be able to attend the conference at the reduced rate of $300, $100 below the lowest member rate.

Abstracts for papers are due no later than March 1, 2007.

Conference details, for your information: APT San Juan 2007, November 3-7, 2007, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The 2007 conference will be APT’s first conference outside of North America and it is already promising to be one of the best. Numerous sponsors and exhibitors are already on board and more than 100 people registered during a special pre-registration held early in 2006. Conference events will be held at venues throughout Old San Juan and there will be tours to historic sites around Puerto Rico. In addition to the conference, two workshops are being planned: Preservation of Wood in Historic Structures, and Traditional Lime and Brick-dust Mortars for Restoration. In addition, the Architecture Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation will be putting on a special training program that will allow participants to work alongside an architectural conservator doing hands-on conservation.

For information, contact Dana Saal, conference manager, at dana@apti.org or 217/529-9039.

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