As the leading research, technology and training center within the National Park Service, we help preservationists find better tools, materials, and approaches to conserving buildings, landscapes, sites, and collections. We conduct research and testing in our own laboratories. Our staff provides cutting edge training and supports research and training projects at universities and nonprofits around the U.S. We push the envelope of current preservation practices by exploring advances in science and technology in other fields, applying them to issues in cultural resources management. Discover a community where you can preserve America’s material culture.
Preservation Is Our Mission
Find out how NCPTT advances the application of science and technology to historic preservation
NCPTT conducts research and collaborates with partners on projects in several overlapping disciplinary areas.
Technology advances preservation at NCPTT's state of the art facilities. Explore tools and techniques applied to overlapping disciplines.
Last updated: December 16, 2021