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Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning Training
NCPTT staff members recently received three days of in-house training on the organization’s new Konica-Minolta Vivid-9i laser scanning camera.  NCPTT is exploring a variety of preservation applications for the new equipment, including the creation of virtual collections, accurate object documentation, and forgery detection.  The laser scanner allows for accurate dimensional scanning of objects up to the size of a car and also captures color information.  Contact: Jason Church, 318-356-7444,

NCPTT Call for Interns

NCPTT has 10-week summer internships available in the fields of historic architecture and materials conservation, and a six-month internship available in historic landscapes. Application deadline is February 26. For more information, visit  Contact: Debbie Smith, 318-356-7444,

Restoration Welding for Historic Materials Workshop

An NCPTT grant to Lansing Community College in Michigan is being used to present  a workshop on repair of historic metals using electric arc welding, heat straightening, and hot riveting processes. The workshop targets State Historic Preservation Office staff, Department of Transportation officials, engineers, engineering students, general contractors, and historic bridge preservationists. The workshop will be held March 8-10, 2010 and online registration is available. Contact: Andy Ferrell, 318-356-7444,

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645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

Email: ncptt[at]
Phone: (318) 356-7444
Fax: (318) 356-9119