Preservation Institute: Nantucket (PI:N) is an interdisciplinary program that exposes participants to the theories and methodologies of international cultural heritage conservation and the research, documentation, and management of current and potential World Heritage sites. This summer, PI:N launches a new initiative which offers students access to 3D laser scanning technology as part of an island-wide, comprehensive historic resources documentation project.
June 3, 2013 – July 24, 2013
July 30, 2013
Have you ever wondered what an art conservation scientist does? Have you thought about how science can teach us about an historic object? Come join us this summer and be your own scientific sleuth to learn about the culture of early inhabitants of Natchitoches through the pottery shards they left behind. NCPTT is offering a one-day workshop on July 30, 2013 called “Conservation Scientist for a Day.” You’ll have a chance to study authentic pottery through documentation, microscopy, chemical spot tests, X-ray Fluorescence analysis and more!!! NCPTT instructors will guide you through a series of experiments to learn the science behind the history.
October 8, 2013 – October 10, 2013
NCPTT, in partnership with the Canadian Ministry of Culture, will host a two and a half day conference in Niagara Falls, NY-Ontario, Canada, October 8-10, 2013. The conference will include oral presentations, posters, and a half-day field session on the conservation of all aspects of cemetery care and conservation. The conference is open to conservation professionals, cemetery managers, board members, archaeologist, grounds keepers, and all who work in and are interested in cemeteries.