APT San Juan 2007

November 3-7, 2007, Caribe Hilton, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Abstracts for papers are due no later than March 1, 2007.

The Association for Preservation Technology International is currently accepting papers for its 2007conference, Old World Technologies Adapting in the New World. There are three paper tracks as they relate to the conference theme for submissions: Materials, Craftsmanship, and Climate. Paper presenters will be able to attend the conference at the reduced rate of $300; $100 below the lowest member rate.

The 2007 conference will be APT’s first conference outside of North America and it is already promising to be one of the best. Numerous sponsors and exhibitors are already on board and more than 100 people registered during a special pre-registration held early in 2006. Conference events will be held at venues throughout Old San Juan and there will be tours to historic sites around Puerto Rico. In addition to the conference, two workshops are being planned: Preservation of Wood in Historic Structures, and Lime Mortars and Use of Brick Dust Coloring. In addition, the Architecture Specialty Group of the American Institute for Conservation will be putting on a special training program that will allow participants to work alongside an architectural conservator doing hands-on conservation.

Click on the Conferences & Training Link at http://www.apti.org to access a copy of the complete Call for Papers and Abstract Submission Form.