APT’s MISSION is to advance appropriate traditional and new technologies to care for, protect, and promote the longevity of the built environment and to cultivate the exchange of knowledge throughout the international community.
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The Benefits of Membership

The Association for Preservation Technology is the premier cross-disciplinary organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Founded in 1968 as a joint venture among Canadian and United States preservationists, APT now has members in more than 30 countries.

As an APT member you will have the benefit of the following plus more:


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COVID-19 Impact on APT Activities

Several workshops/tours have been or likely will be postponed.  Details will be provided as they become available.


Workshop on Historic Bridges

APT will postpone the Historic Bridge Workshop originally scheduled for March 20, 2020, in McLean, VA.  The workshop will be rescheduled.  Stay tuned for an announcement of the new date.

 APT Board Meeting

The APT Board will postpone its April board meetings in Washington DC until late July.  Dates to be confirmed.  Please hold April 18 on your calendars; the board will still have a conference call then.

APT Stained Glass Symposium

The May 15-16, 2020 symposium will focus on the conservation of stained glass, and specifically, how the proper use of environmental protective glazing can greatly enhance all conservation efforts. We will offer a full day of papers on Friday and a walking tour in mid-town Manhattan on Saturday morning, visiting a number of conservation and environmental protective glazing installations. The Symposium will be held at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, New York, NY.  More information coming soon! 

Grand Tour of Italy

The tour scheduled for June will be postponed.  We are looking at dates in September and will make an announcement once that is confirmed.

Annual Conference in Edmonton

We are actively planning the joint conference with the National Trust for Canada and are hopeful that it will proceed as planned.