NCPTT Materials Conservation Program

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This slide show presents an overview of research conducted in the National Park Service by the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. The Materials Conservation Program focuses on understanding materials, their decay processes, and treatments that will prolong their lifespan.

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NCPTT Materials Conservation Program

  1. 1. NCPTT Materials Conservation Mary F. Striegel 2014 Cultural Resources Advisory Group Natchitoches, LA
  2. 2. You’re not sure NCPTT’s materials conservation research can help you preserve cultural resources
  3. 3. Three ways materials conservation research can help you Understand materials Study Environments Develop Treatments
  4. 4. HOW DO CULTURAL MATERIALS CHANGE OVER TIME?
  5. 5. Physical changes
  6. 6. Terrazzo Flooring
  7. 7. Laser profilometer
  8. 8. Chemical Changes
  9. 9. Air Pollution Studies
  10. 10. Deposition
  11. 11. Ion Chromatography
  12. 12. Biological changes
  13. 13. Biocide cleaners on grave markers
  14. 14. Biological testing
  15. 15. In the Field
  16. 16. HOW DO CONDITIONS AFFECT CULTURAL MATERIALS?
  17. 17. Environmental factors
  18. 18. Artificial weathering
  19. 19. Natural weathering
  20. 20. Respond to disasters
  21. 21. Crude oil and cultural heritage
  22. 22. Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Floods
  23. 23. Build on existing information
  24. 24. 3D scanning of objects
  25. 25. DOD Standards
  26. 26. WHAT TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED TO PRESERVE MATERIALS?
  27. 27. Evaluate commercial treatments
  28. 28. Paint primer systems
  29. 29. Rust converters
  30. 30. Graffiti removal
  31. 31. Develop new treatments
  32. 32. NSF Grant on POSS polymers
  33. 33. Intermittent misting
  34. 34. Laser cleaning studies
  35. 35. Conduct hands-on events
  36. 36. Conferences: Fountains
  37. 37. Workshops: Cemeteries
  38. 38. Internships
  39. 39. Conclusions Knowing your materials Understanding the environment Applying appropriate treatments NCPTT’s Materials Research can help you make better preservation decisions by

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