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Looking for a way to give back to our fallen veterans? NCPTT is working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and D/2 Biological Solutions to lead a day long volunteer project. Stones River National Cemetery Murfreesboro, Tennessee On October 20, 2018, HOPE Crew volunteers will clean over 4,000 headstones to connect volunteers with the preservation movement and the National Park Service through hands-on work. Registration is open!
Maryland’s Glen Echo Park and its charming structures owe their existence to the invention of a better egg beater. Today the flourishing Park represents four distinct and quintessential American experiences. Learn more
Michael Wallis, Author, Actor, and Journalist, is a storyteller with a captivating voice. Take some time to enjoy his keynote presentation from NCPTT’s Are We There Yet: Preserving Roadside Architecture and Attractions Symposium. You’ll learn how Route 66 shaped America and how the Interstate Highway system forever changed a way of life. Learn how to treat taxidermy after a disaster!
NCPTT researchers use a profilometer to measure tool marks on archeological pottery shreds.
NCPTT’s latest video. Stephanie Hoagland talks about Preservation Stagnation on the Jersey Shore.
NCPTT features Joel Baker preserving American Giants! See the video at
NCPTT Materials Conservation interns explain their research on salt efflorescence during a tour by CARI’s interns. @canerivercreolenps
Former NCPTT Materials Conservation Intern Anna Funke is now a conservator at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center. While at NCPTT Anna did research on removing iron staining from marble using medical chelating agents. In this picture Anna is using a pneumatic chisel to remove the thick layer of marine concretion that covers the inside of the H.L. Hunley submarine. She is removing the concretion to expose the iron so that it can be desalinated by the sodium hydroxide that it is submerged in. #hunleytanktuesdays @warrenlasch_conservation_ctr
Materials Conservation Research Associates Elle Farias and Silvia Lob are constructing seven test walls. Their research is focused on testing the effectiveness of efflorescence barrier coatings.
Having a great time catching up with past grant recipients like Chandra Reedy and making new connections at the AIC annual Conference.
Learning how to identify synthetic fibers using Polarized Light Microscopy. Day two of the Fiber Identification and Analysis Workshop. #aicmtg18
NCPTT is hosting the Fiber Identification and Analysis Workshop with instructor Nick Petraco at the annual AIC Conference. #aicmtg18
Day three of the “Introduction to Conserving Modern Architecture”, outdoor lectures at the Eames House!
After boiling Oswald Colson hangs the Spanish moss to dry before using in bousillage. #traditionalcraft #mylouisiana #dyingart #traditionalbuilding #localmaterials #preservation
Day two of the “Introduction to Conserving Modern Architecture” three-day course has begun. Stephen Kelly gives a technical explanation of curtainwall systems.
Boiling water at Badin-Roque House to kill the Spanish Moss for the bousillage repairs. #caneriver #preservation #bousillage #louisiana
The “Introduction to Conserving Modern Architecture” three-day course has begun. This course was organized through a partnership between NCPTT and the Getty Conservation Institute.
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