The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. The 2012 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is now available online at www.npi.org. The 2012 NPI News Release includes the calendar and seminar descriptions – ww.npi.org/NewsRelease2012.pdf. Interested parties should reserve seats now.
Scholarship applications accepted (see details below) in cooperation with the Chicora Foundation, Inc., Preservation Greensboro, and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.
Greensboro, NC – May 9-10, 2012
Learn how to begin a cemetery preservation or restoration project and how to help ensure that sound choices are made to avoid harming what you seek to protect. Discussions focus on current issues in cemetery preservation, such as recording and documenting cemeteries and graveyards, undertaking preservation efforts, and exploring conservation techniques and issues. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.
Instructors. Debi Hacker, conservation administrator of Chicora Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit heritage preservation organization specializing in research, public education, conservation, and preservation for museums, archives, and historic organizations and Michael Trinkley, Ph.D., director of Chicora Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit heritage preservation organization specializing in research, public education, conservation, and
Cemetery Landscapes: A Practical Guide to Care and Maintenance
Greensboro, NC – May 11, 2012
Learn how to protect historic cemetery landscapes, preserve integrity of design, and safeguard tombstones and monuments while pursuing a practical outlook on maintenance and budget concerns. Explore approaches to caring for softscapes, or plantings, and hardscapes, including roads, pathways, and benches. Discuss effective pruning and cutting techniques, and when chemicals and heavy equipment can be safely and productively used. Review the basics of short- and long-term preservation plans. An agenda is available online at www.npi.org.
Instructor. Debi Hacker
LA/CES. These seminars meet the criteria for programs in the American Society of Landscape Architects Continuing Education System and ASLA members will receive 6 learning units each day.
Registration. A registration form is available online at www.npi.org/register.html. The registration rate is $500 (2 days – Cem Pres) / $325 (1 day – Cem Landscape) / $650 (3 days – both seminars).
Scholarships. A National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant for scholarships covers the cost of
tuition for qualified applicants to attend NPI seminars in targeted cultural resource management areas. For more information and the application form, go to www.npi.org/scholarships.
Questions? Please contact the National Preservation Institute, 703/765-0100.