The center conducts in-depth research about current preservation issues at its laboratories in the historic Lee H. Nelson Hall in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Center’s research has been developed across the country through our grants program and is available at no cost to our users. Many of America’s most treasured cultural resources have benefited from NCPTT’s research, including the Statue of Liberty, Congressional Cemetery and a number of National Parks.
The stewardship of cultural landscapes provides the richness and complexity of the human story of our nation.
Materials Conservation works to understand how cultural objects deteriorate with time.
NCPTT offers a range of services to help the National Park Service and other agencies in the cultural heritage sector achieve their mission.
Last updated: February 8, 2021