Research and Technical Publications

  • 2011 Updated Building and Site Condition Assessment Forms and Database, Chris Stavroudis and Mary Striegel, NCPTT.
  • Best Practice Recommendations for Cleaning Government-Issued Marble Headstones, Mary Striegel and Jason Church, NCPTT.
  • Comparative Study of Commercially Available Cleaners for Use on Marble Veterans Affairs Headstones, Jason Church, Mary Striegel, Christopher McNamara, Kristen Bearce Lee, and Ralph Mitchell, in Biocolonization of Stone: Control and Preventive Methods, Proceedings from the MCI Workshop Series, Smithsonian Institution, 2011.
  • Controlling Salt Damage, George Scherer, Princeton University.
  • Creation of a Website and Online Community Forum for Osteoware: a Software Application for Human Skeleton Documentation, J. Christopher Dudar, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History.
  • Development of a Micro-fading Tester with Near-UV Capability, Paul Whitmore, Art Conservation Research Center, Carnegie Mellon University.
  • Development of Ceramic Reference Materials for Calibration and quantification of Portable XRF Data, Caitlin O’Grady, Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
  • Digital Recovery of Water Damaged Manuscripts Using Transportable, Multispectral Imaging Laboratory, Gregory Hayworth, University of Mississippi.
  • Effects of Herbicides on Stone and Masonry, Caitlin Oshida, University of Georgia.
  • Evaluation of Ca(OH)2 Nano-Particle Treatment of Cordage/Basketry, Nancy Odegaard,
  • University of Arizona, Arizona State Museum.
  • Field Report: Fort Livingston, Grand Terre Island, Carol S. Chin and Jason Church, NCPTT.
  • Guide for Use of Wood Preservation in Historic Structures, Stan Lebow and Ron Anthony, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory.
  • Improve Method for Repairing Wooden Structural Beams in CCC NHL District, Bandelier National Monument.
  • Nanotechnology and Materials Testing: Using Nanoparticles to Tag Consolidant to Determine Depth of Penetration, New York State Office of State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation.
  • Polymer Issues in Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Mary F. Striegel, in Proceedings of the Waterborne Symposium, New Orleans, February 28-March 4, 2011, University of Southern Mississippi, School of Polymer Science, 2011.
  • Protecting Archeological Objects from Crude Oil, Erin White and Carol Chin, NCPTT.
  • Remediation of Brick Masonry in Historic Structures Impacted by the Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Payal
  • Vora, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Structural Health Monitoring of Nation’s Cultural Heritage, Huriye Sezer Atamturktur, Clemson University.



  • Episode 26. Derek Patton on a collaborative project funded by a National Science Foundation grant to study POSS polymers for stone conservation.
  • Episode 27. Conversations on sustainability at the 2010 APT Conference.
  • Episode 28. John Watson on the philosophy of in-use musical instrument conservation.
  • Episode 29. Aaron Lubeck on how we are (and are not) adaptively reusing whole cities.
  • Episode 30. Patrick Sparks talks about Texas Dancehall Preservation and restoration of the Hays Street Bridge.
  • ?Episode 31. Karen Pavelka on her experiences helping to setup a conservation lab at the Cultural Recovery Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Episode 32. Claire Turcotte on campus heritage landscapes.
  • Episode 33. Andy deGruchy on the historic uses of lime mortar and its continuing importance today.
  • Episode 34. Diana Greenlee on earthwork stability research at Poverty Point.
In Podcast 30: Andy Ferrell interviews Patrick Sparks about his work on Hays Street Bridge in San Antonio, TX.

In Podcast 30: Andy Ferrell interviews Patrick Sparks about his work on Hays Street Bridge in San Antonio, TX.

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