• Archaeological Survey Technologies, Data, Integration, and Applications Workshop and Seminar, Longfellow House – Washington’s National Headquarters, National Historic Site, Cambridge, MA Final Report by Margaret S. Watters, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University.
  • AssessmentofHandheldMultibeamSonarImageryfortheStudyofSubmergedCulturalResources by Arthur B. Cohn and Adam I. Kane, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum.
  • Cyclic tetravinylsiloxanetetraols as hybrid inorganic–organic thiol-ene networks by Bradley J. Sparks, Timothy J. Kuchera, Matthew J. Jungman, Adam D. Richardson, Daniel A. Savin, Sukhendu Hait, Joseph Lichtenhan, Mary F. Striegel and Derek L. Patton, J. Mater. Chem., 2012, 22, 3817.
  • EffectofHerbicidesonStoneandMasonryMaterial,byCaitlinMeredithOshida,M.S.Thesis, University of Georgia.
  • Geophysical and Laser Scan Surveys at the Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site by Margaret S. Watters, Joukowsky Institute of Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University.
  • Guide for Use of Wood Preservatives in Historic Structures by Stan Lebow, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, and Ronald Anthony, Anthony and Associates, Inc.
  • Heritage Landscape Atlas by Wendy Pearl, Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
  • Historic Concrete and Masonry Assessment by the Air-Coupled Impact-Echo Method by Thomas E. Boothby, Pennsylvania State University.
  • LiDAR Surveyor: A Tool for Automated Archaeological Feature Extraction from Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) Elevation Data by Melanie A. Riley and Joe Alan Artz, The University of Iowa.
    Masonry History Integrity: An Urban Conservation Primer by Tom Russack, Abyssinian Development Corporation.
  • Mourning Glory: Preserving Historic Cemeteries by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (MDCR)
  • New Technology, New Opportunities: Development of a National Chert Characterization Database by James Lawton, Tulane University.
  • PreservationofHumanDentalSurfaceMicro-TopographywithThree-DimensionalNon-DestructiveDigital Imaging by Shannon Hodge, Middle Tennessee State University.
  • Protecting Gullah Land and Community: A Locative Media Website for Tourism, Community Planning and Education by Elizabeth Brabec, University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Saving Windows, Saving Money: Evaluating the Energy Performance of Window Retrofit and Replacement by National Trust for Historic Preservation.
In FY2012, NCPTT presented Divine Disorder, Conserving the Chaos: Conference on the Conservation of Folk and Outsider Art. Presentations on the conservation of various folk art sites and works were live streamed, free to the public, on the NCPTT website. The footage from these streams was captured for posterity and a finished video of each is available on the NCPTT website. The list includes:
  • Paradise Gardens; its Past and its Future by Jordan Poole, Executive Director Paradise Garden Foundation
  • A Creative Obsession: Materials and Techniques of the Self-Taught Artist James Castle by Nancy Ash, Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
  • Clementine Hunter; History ofForgery by Tom Whitehead, Professor Emeritus, Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
  • Creating a Conservation Plan for Vollis Simpson’s Whirligigs by Dennis Montagna, National Park Service, Monument Research and Preservation Program, Philadelphia, Jefferson Currie, Anthropologist, Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Project and Ron Harvey, Senior Conservator, Tuckerbrook Conservation LLC.
  • Discriminating Palettes: The Painting Materials of Clementine Hunter and Her Imitator by Joseph Barabe is Senior Research Microscopist and Director of Scientific Imaging at McCrone Associates in Westmont, IL.
  • FBI Investigation ofClementine Hunter Forgeries by William Toye by Randolph J. “Randy” Deaton IV, Senior Resident Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, New Orleans Division
  • God’sArchitects;DocumentingtheMaterials,Methods,andSelf-TaughtBuildersoftheSouth by Emilie Taylor, Adjunct Professor at the Tulane School of Architecture and Design Manager at the Tulane City Center.
  • Magical Mosaics: Preserving Isaiah Zagar’s Philadelphia Art Environment by Sarah Modiano, Conservation Technician with Materials Conservation Collaborative in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art by Marilyn Oshman, Orange Show, Houston, Texas
  • Planning to Stabilize, Document, Conserve and Interpret Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden in Summerville, Georgia by Jack Pyburn, Principal, Historic Preservation Studio, Lord, Aeck, & Sargent Architecture.
  • Realms of the Unreal and the Henry Darger Archives by Lee Kogan, Curator Emerita at the American Folk Art Museum.
  • Re-evaluation of 1984 Preservation Decisions for the African House Murals by Clementine Hunter by Michael Swicklik, Senior Conservator of Paintings at the National Gallery of Art.
  • Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts (The Watts Towers) Four Decades ofInterventions and Still Searching for a Solution by Frank Preusser, Senior Conservation Scientist, Conservation Center, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
  • The Strange Procession That Never Moves by Martin Johnson, Vice President, Monument Conservation Collaborative.
  • Taking the Art to the Streets: How the Citizens of Los Angeles Saved Watts Towers by Jo Farb Hernández, Director of SPACES (Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments) and Director of the Thompson Art Gallery and Professor in the School of Art and Design at San José State University.
  • Unicultural Ethnography: Preserving Outsider Art Through the Ethnography of Individual Outsider Artists by Shane Rasmussen, Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center and Matt DeFord, Coordinator of Art, Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
  • Virtual Conservation of Folk and Outsider Art Environments by Arthur Jones, Chair, Department of Art and Design, University of North Dakota.
  • What’s In and What’s Out by Pat McBride, Paper Conservation Studio and Rebecca de Bút, recent graduate of the Masters of Fine Art on Paper from Northumbria University.


  • Episode 35: El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, interview with Steven Gonzales, Executive Director of the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail Association.
  • Episode 36: Masonry, History, Integrity: Urban Conservation Primer, interview with Tom Russack, Masonry Preservation Instructor at the Abyssinian Development Corporation Workforce Development Youthbuild Program in Harlem, New York City, and Project Associate at Rand Engineering and Architecture.
  • Episode 37: Historic Landscape of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Part 1, interview with Cindy Brandimarte, Director of the Historic Sites & Structures Program in the State Parks Division of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
  • Episode 38: Historic Landscape of the Civilian Conservation Corps, Part 2, interview with Cindy Brandimarte, Director of the Historic Sites & Structures Program in the State Parks Division of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
  • Episode 39: Cultural Resources in the Wilderness, interview with Jill Cowley, Historical Landscape Architect, NPS Intermountain Region.
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