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.

APT-National Trust 2024 Joint Conference - Montréal Québec, Canada

ponsorship Opportunities now available:
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Join APT for
Grand Tour Restauro in Italy
March 23-38, 2025

APT is pleased to facilitate this educational travel opportunity for APT International and APT Chapter members with Assorestauro, a specialized Italian preservation association. Following a successful program in 2022, Assorestaura has arranged this tour for the Spring of 2025. Learn more or place your deposit by using the links below.


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Reserve Your Place

Nominate a Book for The Lee Nelson Book Award

Submission Deadline May 31, 2024

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) established the Lee Nelson Book Award in 2000 to recognize outstanding and influential publications in the field of preservation technology. It is conferred every three years, and the last award was presented in 2021. The previous winners are listed on the APT website. The recipient will receive a certificate following the 2024 Montreal APT conference. The award-winning publication is reviewed or excerpted in APT's peer-reviewed journal, the APT Bulletin, if it has not already been reviewed. 

The jury will consider book-length authored works, published in during 2021, 2022, and 2023, in English or French or available in English translation, that expand the knowledge base for heritage-preservation practice. Eligible works are those which explore the history and development of technology and materials used in historic buildings, sites, landscapes, and artifacts or which explore the application of technology to their maintenance, conservation, and protection.


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