On Tuesday, June 30th, NCPTT Executive Director Kirk Cordell, Chief of Architecture and Engineering Andy Ferrell, and summer interns Paul Cady, Miriam Tworek-Hofstetter, and …Read This Article
Scholarships for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions
Applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions, approved by the European Commission within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus Programme, are opened up to August 20, 2013.Read This Article
NCPTT summer intern Stephanie Byrd talks to Louisiana State University Professor Bruce Sharky about the benefits of incorporating Wiki-based assignments into university coursework. Bruce’s students in landscape architecture have worked to create diagrams for Wikipedia articles that will explain complex issues to the general public.Read This Article
ICCROM – the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property – is now offering a course on …Read This Article
Conservation Scientist for a Day
One day event offered July 30, 2013 to students who have finished the 8th grade or those who participated in the 2013 NCPTT Robot Camp.
$10 per person limited to 25 students
STUDENTS WILL INVESTIGATE AUTHENIC POTTERY SHARDS AND
PARTICIPATE IN HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS!
Instructors: Curtis Desselles, Carol Chin, Jason, Church, Mary Striegel
In an ongoing commitment to promote heritage education in historic preservation, the Materials Conservation Program at NCPTT recently hosted 50 high school juniors from …Read This Article
From “History Lesson” to “Crystal Clear” Call to Action activities are underway in our National Heritage Areas. Enjoy this sampling of current activities and visit a heritage area near you.
Motor Cities NHA launched the “Making Tracks”, a web site featuring the accomplishments of African-Americans in the automotive Industry. Through this website visitors and members of the community can track the history and endeavors of the African-American community throughout the ages. Visitors can become educated regarding the automotive and labor heritage in Southeast Michigan through this interactive, educational web program.Read This Article
In the pilot year of summer 2012, the NPS Archeology Program partnered with Groundwork Anacostia River DC to carry out the Urban Archeology Corps at Fort Mahan, one of the Fort Circle Parks and part of the Civil War Defenses of Washington. The work experience aimed to broaden urban youths’ knowledge about the communities east of the Anacostia River, engender stewardship in the landscapes of the past and present, and provide new possibilities for future employment.Read This Article
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Today we join NCPTT’s Stacey Urlacher as she speaks with Tom Russack, Masonry Preservation Instructor at the Abyssinian Development Corporation Workforce Development Youthbuild Program in Harlem, New York City, and Project Associate at Rand Engineering and Architecture. NCPTT awarded Mr. Russack a grant to compile a masonry conservation primer to introduce preservation trade, skills, and knowledge to inner city high school kids in Harlem, New York.
Have you ever wondered what an art conservation scientist does? Have you thought about how science can teach us about an historic object? Come …Read This Article