National Center for Preservation Technology and Training


NCPTT protects America's historic legacy by equipping preservation professionals with progressive technology-based research and training.

NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation. Working in the fields of archeology, architecture, landscape architecture and materials conservation, the Center accomplishes its mission through training, education, research, technology transfer and partnerships.

NCPTT conducts in-depth research about current preservation issues at its laboratories in the historic Lee H. Nelson Hall in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Center's research including research developed across the country through our grants program is available at no cost to our users.

Many of America's most treasured cultural resources have benefited from NCPTT's research, including the Statue of Liberty, Congressional Cemetery and a number of National Parks.

NCPTT training courses show participants the most advanced preservation practices through hands-on use of the latest technologies in real-world settings. Respected professionals in the fields of archeology, architecture, materials research and historic landscapes develop and instruct the courses, ensuring a training experience that is comprehensive and relevant.
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