NCPTT in conjunction with Jean Lafitte National Historical Park, Heritage Documentation Programs (NPS), and the APTI Technical Committee for Documentation will host a three day summit on digital documentation for the preservation of cultural heritage.Register Now Button

The Symposium will be held April 18-20, 2017 at the Old US Mint Museum, New Orleans, Louisiana. The program will feature two days of contributed papers and a poster session, followed by a third day of field demonstrations and exercises. We are soliciting oral and poster presentations that discuss topics which center on 3D digital documentation as used for conservation and preservation. This includes documentation for treatments, applications, future development directions, research, storage issues, and curation of produced data and images. NCPTT is also looking for firms that are interested in giving product and process demonstrations on-site.

20090846082_fe84133d36_oCost of the symposium is:
$299 Registration
$99 Student Registration (limited student seats are available on a first come first serve bases. Student must provide photocopy of current student ID and a letter of interest. Student applications should be emailed to

Day One    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:30 AM    Registration
9:00 AM    Introductions and Welcome
9:15 AM    Keynote: 3D Digital Documentation; From a Field of Specialization to an Interdisciplinary Point of Interaction by Krupali Krusche
10:30 AM    Break
10:45 AM    Incorporating 3D Digital Data in HABS/HAER/HALS Projects
11:15 AM    Digital, Digitization, Digitalization A Prescription for Being Found in the “Cloud”
11:45 PM    Activation Data
12:15 PM   Lunch
1:45 PM    Reality Capture, 3D Modeling, and Historic Preservation: Structural Engineer’s Perspective
2:15 PM    Integrating 3D Digital Documentation Methods for Cultural Resource Identification and Documentation in a Heavily Forested Mountainous Landscape
2:45 PM    Spherical Imaging and Virtual Environments for Conservation of Cultural Heritage Sites
3:15 PM    Break
3:30 PM    Cloud Based 3-D Digital Photogrammetry Pertev Pasa Mosque (Izmit, Turkey)
4:00 PM    Utilization of Bathymetric Surveys for the Location and Monitoring of Archaeological Shipwrecks
Day Two    Wednesday, April 19, 2017
8:30 AM    Shifting the Paradigm of Heritage Conservation Education through 3D Imaging Technologies
9:00 AM    From the Field to the Classroom: Developing Pedagogy in Digital Humanities
9:30 AM    Technology for the People: Developing a Low Cost Heritage Documentation Kit to Spur Innovation in Digital Preservation
10:00 AM    Break
10:15 AM    Beyond Hype and Promise: Digital Heritage Strategies in Our Nation’s Parks for Preservation, 3D Learning, Outreach, and Education
10:45 AM    3D Digital Documentation and Analysis of the Reef Bay Valley Petroglyphs, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands National Park
11:15 AM    Round-table Discussion; Engaging the Public with 3D Models
12:00 PM   Poster Session / Lunch
2:30 PM    Scientific Photogrammetric Imaging of a Large-scale Diego Rivera Fresco Mural
3:00 PM    Photogrammetric Gigipixel Imaging of Monumental Wall Paintings Using Visible, Infared, and Ultraviolet Radiation.
3:30 PM    A Re-composition Methodology of Frescoes Fragments Using a Photogrammetric Approach
4:00 PM    Round-table Discussion; Managing / Futureproofing Big Data

Day Three        Thursday, April 20, 2017
9:00 AM    LIDAR and Photogrammetry: Comprehensive Data Collection for Historical Preservation
9:30 AM    Combining Hands-on Inspection, Nondestructive Evaluation, and Drone-based Data Acquisition in the Investigation of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Monument
10:00 AM    A Bird’s Eye View: Photogrammetric Documentation using Drones
10:30 AM    Digital Documentation using Aerial Photogrammetry
11:00 AM    Using UAVs to Rapidly Preserve Historic Structures in New Orleans, Louisiana
11:30 AM    Round-table Discussion; The Future of Drone Policy
12:00 PM    Lunch
1:30 PM      Field Sessions; Bus leaves for St. Louis Cemetery #2
Round-Robin Groups;
Cemetery Introduction and Documentation Project
Laser Scanning as a Documentation Tool
Photogrammetry with Drones
From Photogrammetry to Print
3:30 PM   Bus returns to Mint Museum

Poster presentations
Posters should be approximately 36 x 40 inches, landscape. Please submit an abstract of no less than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Abstract should contain: main presenter’s full contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, fax, email). Suggested key issues, topics, and concepts of papers may address include but are not limited to:
Data Acquisition techniques;
• 3D laser scanning
• reflectance transformation imaging
• multispectral imaging
• digital photogrammetry
• Lidar
• emerging technologies

Data Management with issues such as;
• accessibility
• curation
• storage
• standards

Data Applications such as;
• mapping
• modeling
• visualization
• reconstruction
Abstract deadline is March 15, 2017.
Email notification of accepted poster presentations will be sent on March 17, 2017.

Abstracts should be sent to:
Jason Church
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457


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National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457

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