Last updated 29 April 2004
New additions since January 2002 marked with [NEW]
Scottish Stone Liaison Group [NEW]
From the site: "The aim of the Scottish Stone Liaison Group is to enhance availability, promote utilisation and advance knowledge and skills in design, specification and use of indigenous Scottish stone in existing and new build projects."
Natural Stone Institute [NEW]
From the site: "The aim of the Natural Stone Institute is to provide a knowledge base that will be used to promote a better understanding of all aspects of natural stone, from its quarrying to its use in the built environment - in both new build and conservation activities. The NSI will promote good practice through: education, training, research, technical innovation and information co-ordination."
From the site: "Designed and maintained by Cathedral Communications Limited. The online information centre for the care of historic buildings and places."
Technical Preservation Guidance
From New York State Parks. From the site: "The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is designated as the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) to review projects with involvement from state and federal agencies. This office is staffed by professionals with a wide range of experience and expertise. Staff members include anthropologists, archeologists, architects, architectural historians, art historians, engineers, historians, landscape architects and planners. Staff members also have experience in business, environmental review, local governments, private sector consulting, professional organizations, teaching, underwater sites, and as local historians and published authors."
Includes care of building exteriors and graveyard presevation.
From the site: "Restoration Online is a full-service online resource for those having an interest or actively participating in the restoration of period homes and furniture. We are in the continuous process of building a wealth of information that provides access to suppliers who specialize in resources and services for period restoration, references for education and accuracy in restoration projects, as well as various interest pieces."
National Council for Conservation-Restoration (NCCR)
From the site: "The National Council for Conservation-Restoration is the body that represents the interests of conservators and restorers in the UK and Ireland, speaking for the sector with one voice. The overarching aim of the Council is to promote the conservation and public access to cultural heritage items and collections held in the United Kingdom and Ireland."
Canadian Heritage Information Network
From the site: "CHIN is a Special Operating Agency within the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. In pursuit of our mission, we collaborate with the heritage community and other relevant parties to provide heritage services for Canadians. If you are a heritage professional, check out news services for information on upcoming events of special relevance to the heritage community, or special studies which have been conducted on topics relevant to your institution or your career. Join special listservs for discussions with your colleagues around the world."
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
From the site: "The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage. We advise. We educate. We campaign. We offer help when it's wanted and informed resistance when we are alarmed. We encourage excellence in new design to enrich and complement the historic environment."
The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland [NEW]
From the site: "The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is concerned with the protection, preservation, study and appreciation of Scottish buildings. We have about 1500 members throughout Scotland and beyond, with six regional groups organising local activities and carrying out casework. We have two publications, the annual journal Architectural Heritage and the twice-yearly Magazine, and we have our own premises, providing offices and meeting rooms, the former Glasite Meeting House in the Edinburgh New Town."
Edinburgh World Heritage Trust [NEW]
From the site: "The centre of Edinburgh was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. In 1999 the EDINBURGH WORLD HERITAGE TRUST was created by the amalgamation of the Old Town Renewal Trust and the New Town Conservation Committee. The Trust is funded by Historic Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council. The aim of the Trust is to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Site's special architectural or historic interest. The Trust seeks to co-ordinate activities necessary for the protection of the heritage value of the Site through its controlled development and its harmonious adaptation to contemporary life."
Glasgow Conservation Trust West [NEW]
From the site: "The Glasgow Conservation Trust West is a registered charity with a remit to conserve and promote the historic West End of Glasgow, one of the finest examples of Victorian town development in Britain. In partnership with Glasgow City Council and Historic Scotland, the Trust encourages original research, publishes conservation information, co-ordinates capital grants for restoration projects and promotes activities to enhance public appreciation of our architectural heritage."
From the site: "It is our job at English Heritage to make sure that the historic environment of England is properly maintained and cared for. By employing some of the country's very best architects, archaeologists and historians, we aim to help people understand and appreciate why the historic buildings and landscapes around them matter. From the first traces of civilisation, to the most significant buildings of the 20th century, we want every important historic site to get the care and attention it deserves."
Institute of Historic Building Conservation
From the site: "The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) is the professional institute which represents conservation professionals in the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland. It has over 1500 members, divided between 14 branches. The Institute exists to establish the highest standards of conservation practice to support the effective protection and enhancement of the historic environment."
Council of Europe: Cultural Heritage
From the site: "The Cultural Heritage Committee is responsible for promoting and preserving the historic and architectural heritage. The Conventions for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage and the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage of Europe consolidate, improve and harmonise policies designed to conserve and enhance Europe's architectural heritage, providing a legal framework for international co-operation."
From the site: "Heritage Preservation is the nation's leading advocate for conservation and preservation activities in the United States. We provide national leadership and coordination for the preservation of America's culture heritage, including: works of art, anthropological artifacts, documents, historic objects, architecture and natural science specimens."
The Association for Preservation Technology
From the site: "The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to "advancing the application of technology to the conservation of the built environment." Members of APT include architects, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, engineers, historians, landscape architects, managers, planners, preservationists, technicians, tradespeople, and others involved in the systematic application of the knowledge of methods and materials to the conservation of buildings, districts and artifacts."
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
From the site: "The mission of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is to promote the protection and enhancement of our Nation's historic resources. The Council was created by the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and is the only Federal agency created solely to address historic preservation issues."
Integrated Conservation Resources-Integrated Conservation Contracting
From the site: "Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc. ... is a group of architectural conservators, materials scientists and preservation specialists who have designed hundreds of restoration projects in the United States and abroad. Originally based in metropolitan New York, ICR has recently expanded to New England to address that area's growing demand for its services and to better service its New England projects. Together with its sister company, Integrated Conservation Contracting, Inc. (ICC), the firms form a unique team providing conservation consulting and contracting services."
John Leeke's Historic HomeWorks(tm)
From the site: "Helping owners, tradespeople, contractors and professionals understand and maintain their historic and older buildings."
Technical Center of Expertise for Preservation of Historic Structures and Buildings
From the site: "The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Technical Center of Expertise (TCX) for Preservation of Historic Structures and Buildings is located in the Corps' Seattle district office. The TCX has established a nationwide reputation as a valuable resource for military installations and other Federal, State and local agencies in the study, rehabilitation, repair and maintenance of historic sites, districts, landscapes, buildings, and structures."
Preserve/Net Home Page
Information on historic preservation. Conferences, organisations, links to other conservation sites, etc. Mostly USA and Canadian sources.
National Trust for Historic Preservation
From the site: "Ever since it was founded in 1949, the National Trust has shown how preservation can play an important role in strengthening a sense of community and improving the quality of life."
Conservation Department of the State Library of Victoria
Heritage conservation & historic preservation. Information gathered and edited by The Conservation Department of the State Library of Victoria.
World of Old Houses
From the site: "This is where to find help in restoring, renovating or maintaining your old house, heritage building or other example of traditional architecture. There's information, advice and assistance on castings, decorative glass, fireplaces, fabrics, hardware, joinery, lighting, plumbing, plaster, tiles as well as colour schemes, decoration, bathrooms and kitchens - in fact everything about old houses!"
Preservation Internet Resources
From the site: "Preservation Internet Resources is an annotated database of online electronic resources of interest to the preservation community."
From the site: "CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials."
The European Heritage Forum
From the site: "[The European Heritage Forum] is intended for everyone who is in one way or another involved in the study, the preservation, the restoration, the maintenance and the presentation of cultural heritage in Europe."
Heritage Conservation Network [NEW]
From the site: "Heritage Conservation Network is a non-profit organization promoting the conservation of historic architecture and sites. Hands-on preservation workshops are held at sites around the world selected to offer a variety of locations and building types. Workshop participants have the opportunity to work with and learn from experts in the field of heritage conservation, as well as join an international network of people working to conserve historic structures and sites."
Cultural Heritage Search Engine
From the site: "A search engine about the conservation of cultural heritage, restoration and maintenance of the architecture, preservation of the urban landscape."
Conservation Technologies, Liverpool, UK [NEW]
From the site: "At Conservation Technologies, we combine the latest in laser cleaning and scanning technology with traditional conservation skills to provide a range of conservation, 3D recording, replication and training services."
Asian Academy for Heritage Management [NEW]
From the site: "The Asian Academy for Heritage Management is a network of institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific offering professional training in the field of heritage management. The mission of the Asian Academy is to strengthen professional capacity to sustainably manage heritage resources by providing a regional platform for institutional cooperation in training, research, and exchange. Under the guidance of UNESCO and ICCROM, the Asian Academy promotes integrated, holistic and multi-disciplinary management of heritage resources, including both tangible and intangible expressions of culture."
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