Message #282: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: 1996 PTTGrants Date: Fri, 30 Aug 96 15:38:00 MST Encoding: 92 TEXT From: Mary S. Carroll Brian, I'd appreciate your posting this. Thanks. Mary S. Carroll Information Management Specialist, email@example.com National Center for Preservation Technology and Training NSU Box 5682, Natchitoches, LA 71497 ========================================================================= 318/357-6464 (voice) 318/357-6421 (fax) 318/357-3214 (fax-on-demand) gopher://gopher.ncptt.nps.gov http://www.cr.nps.gov/ncptt ========================================================================= FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training has awarded 21 grants totaling $720,000 to educational institutions and historic preservation groups around the country. NCPTT's grants encourage interdisciplinary research and training in historic preservation. Sixty-seven grants totaling $2,144,952 have been awarded since 1994. This year's recipients were selected from among 166 applications received as the result of a nationally advertised request for proposals. Seven grants were awarded in each of three categories: training, research and information management. Grant titles, recipients and grant amounts are listed as follows: Training "Historic Preservation Workshop for Planning and Preservation Commissioners," University of Georgia, $28,270; "Hazards in Conservation Materials and Processes: Workshop and Technical Field Guide," RESTORE, $40,000; "Preserving Mechanical Systems: CD-ROM Correspondence Course," Belmont Technical College, $37,920; "Building Code Issues in Rehabilitation: Solutions and Precedents," California Preservation Foundation, $38,178; "Culture Resources Protection: Training for Northern Nevada Tribes," Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, $40,000; "Restoring Dry Stone Walls and Fences: An Instructional Video," Kentucky Heritage Council, $24,032; "Historic Landscape Workshops," The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation, $37,100. Research "Using Three-Dimensional Ground Penetrating Radar to Locate and Identify Buried Archaeological Features," University of Colorado, $39,860; "Developing Comprehensive Testing Protocols for Protective Coatings on Silver Objects in Museum Collections," Corrosion and Materials Research Institute, $39,844; "A New Technique for Accurately Dating Prehistoric Rock Paintings," Texas A&M University, $39,954; "Developing Models for Parking and Pedestrian Circulation Design in Historic Downtowns," University of Kentucky, $14,301; "Developing a Prototypical Historic Fire Risk Index to Evaluate Fire Safety in Historic Buildings," Fire Safety Institute, $38,496; "Developing Standards and Procedures for Recording Courthouses using Customized Digital Technologies: A Model for Statewide County Courthouse Digital Documentation," University of Texas at San Antonio, $39,754; "Using Aerial Photography to Document and Monitor the Condition of Prehistoric Earthen Structures" Society for American Archaeology $40,000" Information Management "Maritime Cultural Resources: Developing and Sharing an Expandable Online Database," Ohio Historical Society, $40,000; "Providing Public Access to Hawaii's Preservation Information via World Wide Web," Hawaii State Historic Preservation Office," $9,500; "A Creole Heritage Preservation Guide," St. Augustine Historical Society, $30,040; "Computerizing Maryland's Historic Site Records," Maryland Historic Trust, $39,820; "UVa Law Library Collection: Developing an Internet Database for Preservation Law" University of Virginia Law School Foundation $27,937 "Arizona's Cultural Resource Database: Developing a Master Plan," Arizona State Museum, $34,547; "Internet Access to State by State Preservation Law," National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, $40,000. The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training is an effort by the National Park Service to advance the art and science of historic preservation. The National Center is the first interdisciplinary preservation research and development effort on a national scale that includes historic architecture, archaeology, historic landscapes, materials conservation and interpretation. Established by the National Historic Preservation Act Amendments of 1992, NCPTT develops and distributes skills and technologies that enhance the preservation, conservation and interpretation of prehistoric and historic resources throughout the United States. For more information on the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, call 318/357-6464 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.