LINKS TO PRESERVATION RESOURCES
The following are links to historic preservation and conservation resources.
The International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU) is building an active network of individuals and institutions interested in offering a human alternative in architecture and the built environment and creating new and harmonious places which respect local traditions.
International Council on Monuments and Sites is an international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world’s historic monuments and sites.
|World Monuments Fund|
WMF is a New York-based non-profit dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered works of historic art and architecture around the world. The World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites, a program of WMF, is issued every other year.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
United Nations organization whose main objective is to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for the peoples of the world, without distinction of race, sex, language or religion.
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICCROM contributes to preserving cultural heritage in the world today and for the future through five main spheres of activity: Training, Information, Research, Co-operation and Advocacy
Organization of World Heritage Cities
An international non-profit non-governmental organization, the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) was created to assist member cities adapt and improve their management methods in relation to the specific requirements of having a site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
|Aga Khan Trust for Culture|
Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) works in health, education, culture, rural development and economic promotion, primarily in Asia and Africa.
|Masonry Conservation Research Group|
Information on research into building stone decay, conservation and historic preservation, located in Aberdeen, Scotland(www2.rgu.ac.uk/schools/mcrg/mcrghome.htm)
|Association for Preservation Technology International|
APT promotes the application of methods & materials to conserving buildings, districts & artifacts. (www.apti.org)
|Getty Conservation Institute|
The Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to advance conservation and to enhance and encourage the preservation and understanding of the visual arts in all of their dimensions-objects, collections, architecture, and sites.
|Architecture for Humanity|
A volunteer non profit set up to encourage architects and designers to respond to global social and humanitarian crises.
|Cultural Heritage Search Engine|
A search engine about the conservation of cultural heritage, restoration and maintenance of the architecture, preservation of the urban landscape
|Global Heritage Fund|
The Global Heritage Fund’s mission is to help ensure the long-term preservation of humankind’s most important and imperiled Global Heritage sites in developing countries. (www.globalheritagefund.org)
|Society for Industrial Archaeology|
The Society for Industrial Archaeology is made up of over 1,800 members, world-wide, who have a strong interest in preserving, interpreting and documenting our industrial past and heritage.(www.sia-web.org)
|Tourism Cares for Tomorrow|
Tourism Cares for Tomorrow is a non-profit that brings people together to give back through action and investment that support education and preservation, ensuring the future of tourism.
|National Trust for Historic Preservation|
The National Trust for Historic Preservation provides leadership, education and advocacy to save America’s diverse historic places and revitalize our communities. The National Trust for Historic Preservation, chartered by Congress in 1949, is a nonprofit organization with more than 275,000 members.
|U.S. National Park Service|
Links to the Past showcases the many programs and products concerned with America’s cultural resources from the National Center for Cultural Resources and across the National Park Service.
The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national, membership-based organization and registered charity established in 1973.
PreservationDirectory.com is a research tool and directory of resources for historic preservation and cultural resource preservation in the United States & Canada.
|Kentucky Heritage Council|
The Kentucky Heritage Council seeks to build a greater awareness of Kentucky’s historic places and to encourage the long-term preservation of Kentucky’s significant cultural resources. The Heritage Council is committed to education and training in many facets of its programming, including hands-on workshops.
|Hudson Heritage Association|
Hudson Heritage Association was founded in 1962 in order to preserve this Western Reserve community and its historic character. Located in Hudson, Ohio.
|Preservation North Carolina|
Preservation North Carolina protects and promotes buildings, sites and landscapes important to the heritage of North Carolina.
|New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance|
The New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance is a statewide, private non-profit organization that promotes, protects, and advocates for New Mexico’s heritage.
The U. S. Heritage Group specializes in historically accurate masonry restoration, preservation, and conservation.
|League of Historic American Theatres|
LHAT is a network of people who appreciate the cultural and architectural heritage of historic theatres and who work locally and nationally to rehabilitate them to serve communities throughout North America and abroad.
|The School of Restoration Arts at Willowbank|
The School of Restoration Arts at Willowbank is a restoration art school dedicated to the teaching of all arts related to the conservation and restoration of our built heritage.
|Landmark Trust USA|
The Landmark Trust USA is a tax-exempt nonprofit that rescues historic properties in distress, taking on projects too difficult or too burdensome for others to tackle. Once repaired the buildings are rented for vacations.
|American College for the Building Arts|
The American College of the Building Arts educates and trains future generations of building artisans to foster exceptional craftsmanship and leadership and encourages the preservation, enrichment, and understanding of the world’s architectural heritage.
The Institute of Conservation is the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. Icon’s membership embraces the wider conservation community, incorporating not only professional conservators in all disciplines, but all others who share a commitment to improving understanding of and access to the UK’s cultural heritage.
Historic Scotland is an Agency within the Scottish Executive Education Department and is directly responsible to Scottish Ministers for safeguarding the nation’s built heritage, and promoting its understanding and enjoyment.
English Heritage is a public body with responsibility for all aspects of protecting and promoting the historic environment; officially known as the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England.
Welsh Historic Monuments
Cadw is a Welsh word which means ‘to keep’. Cadw’s mission is to protect, conserve, and to promote an appreciation of the built heritage of Wales.
Arc Boutant (French term for flying buttress) is an academic program for the preservation of historic landmarks. (www.arcboutant.org)
The Landmark Trust is a building preservation charity that rescues historic and architecturally interesting buildings and their surroundings from neglect and, once restored, gives them new life by letting them for holidays.(www.landmarktrust.org.uk)
|Australian Heritage Directory |
Australian Heritage Directory provides comprehensive links to heritage resources in Australia. It is a cooperative project between State and Commonwealth Heritage agencies to provide a single point of access to information and databases. (www.heritage.gov.au)
The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a nation-wide, non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the aim of protecting and conserving India’s natural and cultural heritage.
|Penang Heritage Trust|
The Penang Heritage Trust is a registered tax-exempt, non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Penang. whose objective is to promote the conservation of Penang’s heritage, and to foster cultural education about the history and heritage of Penang. (www.pht.org.my)
|Tibet Heritage Fund|
The Tibet Heritage Fund is committed to the preservation and advancement of Tibetan Cultural Heritage, and the promoting of international understanding and cooperation.(www.tibetheritagefund.org)
|Asian Academy for Heritage Management|
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.www.unescobkk.org/culture/asian-academy)