Andrew Ferrell, Deputy Director of NCPTT, is visiting Paris and Troyes as part of a new collaboration between the National Center and the Cluster Patrimoine Bâti 4.0 (CPB 4.0) launched by the French Building Federation Aube. The CPB 4.0 is an independent nonprofit organization made up of institutional authorities, universities and engineering schools, and professional organizations. Among its partners is the only French school focused solely on teaching built heritage crafts, “l’Institut Universitaire des Métiers du Patrimoine” located in Troyes.
The purpose of this collaboration is to develop a close international partnership to exchange information for better preservation of cultural resources in the United States and European countries. The participants intend this partnership to include research on topics of joint interest, such as building materials as they sustain the change over time, and to focus on promoting joint research and training efforts. This partnership aims
to create a network of worldwide experts in order to encourage communication and transfer of information regarding the field of heritage preservation.
Ferrell will conduct site visits and participate in a lime workshop developed by the CPB 4.0 during his visit to France.