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Subject: NCPTT Preservation Technology and Training Grants

NCPTT Preservation Technology and Training Grants

From: Mary S. Carroll <mcarroll>
Date: Friday, August 30, 1996
For more detailed information about FY96 PTTGrants check the
Center's latest newsletter posted to our web page and gopher

    gopher://gopher.ncptt.nps.gov
    http://www.cr.nps.gov/ncptt

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training has
awarded 21 grants totaling $720,000 to educational institutions and
historic preservation groups around the country. NCPTT's grants
encourage interdisciplinary research and training in historic
preservation. Sixty-seven grants totaling $2,144,952 have been
awarded since 1994. This year's recipients were selected from among
166 applications received as the result of a nationally advertised
request for proposals.

Seven grants were awarded in each of three categories: training,
research and information management. Grant titles, recipients and
grant amounts are listed as follows:

Training

    "Historic Preservation Workshop for Planning and Preservation
    Commissioners," University of Georgia, $28,270;

    "Hazards in Conservation Materials and Processes: Workshop and
    Technical Field Guide," RESTORE, $40,000;

    "Preserving Mechanical Systems: CD-ROM Correspondence Course,"
    Belmont Technical College, $37,920;

    "Building Code Issues in Rehabilitation: Solutions and
    Precedents," California Preservation Foundation, $38,178;

    "Culture Resources Protection: Training for Northern Nevada
    Tribes," Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, $40,000;

    "Restoring Dry Stone Walls and Fences: An Instructional Video,"
    Kentucky Heritage Council, $24,032;

    "Historic Landscape Workshops," The Alliance for Historic
    Landscape Preservation, $37,100.

Research

    "Using Three-Dimensional Ground Penetrating Radar to Locate and
    Identify Buried Archaeological Features," University of
    Colorado, $39,860;

    "Developing Comprehensive Testing Protocols for Protective
    Coatings on Silver Objects in Museum Collections," Corrosion and
    Materials Research Institute, $39,844;

    "A New Technique for Accurately Dating Prehistoric Rock
    Paintings," Texas A&M University, $39,954;

    "Developing Models for Parking and Pedestrian Circulation Design
    in Historic Downtowns," University of Kentucky, $14,301;

    "Developing a Prototypical Historic Fire Risk Index to Evaluate
    Fire Safety in Historic Buildings," Fire Safety Institute,
    $38,496;

    "Developing Standards and Procedures for Recording Courthouses
    using Customized Digital Technologies: A Model for Statewide
    County Courthouse Digital Documentation," University of Texas at
    San Antonio, $39,754;

    "Using Aerial Technology to Document and Monitor the Condition
    of Prehistoric Earthen Treasures," Society for American
    Archaeology," $40,000.

Information Management

    "Maritime Cultural Resources: Developing and Sharing an
    Expandable Online Database," Ohio Historical Society, $40,000;

    "Providing Public Access to Hawaii's Preservation Information
    via World Wide Web," Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office,"
    $9,500;

    "A Creole Heritage Preservation Guide," St. Augustine Historical
    Society, $30,040;

    "Computerizing Maryland's Historic Site Records," Maryland
    Historic Trust, $39,820;

    "Uva Law Library Collection: Developing a Database for
    Preservation Law," University of Virginia Law School
    Foundation," $27,937;

    "Arizona's Cultural Resource Database: Developing a Master
    Plan," Arizona State Museum, $34,547;

    "Internet Access to State by State Preservation Law," National
    Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, $40,000.

The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is an
effort by the National Park Service to advance the art and science
of historic preservation. The National Center is the first
interdisciplinary preservation research and development effort on a
national scale that includes historic architecture, archaeology,
historic landscapes, materials conservation and interpretation.
Established by the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of
1992, NCPTT develops and distributes skills and technologies that
enhance the preservation, conservation and interpretation of
prehistoric and historic resources throughout the United States.

For more information on the National Center for Preservation
Technology and Training, call 318/357-6464 or e-mail
ncptt [at] alpha__nsula__edu.

Mary S. Carroll
Information Management Specialist, mcarroll [at] alpha__nsula__edu
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
NSU Box 5682,  Natchitoches,  LA   71497
318-357-6464
Fax 318-357-6421
fax-on-demand: 318-357-3214

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