SPOTLIGHT: Association for Preservation Technology - Northeast Chapter (APTNE)

The Association for Preservation Technology - Northeast Chapter is a non-profit dedicated to serving the community by hosting preservation events throughout the areas of New England, New York State, and northern New Jersey. The Association for Preservation Technology International, for which APTNE is a Chapter of, has been promoting the best technology, including both traditional and contemporary techniques, for appropriately conserving historic structures and their settings by involving cross-disciplinary members from over thirty countries since 1968. There are currently nineteen chapters of APTI, many of which are located in North America.

Berkshires Tour of Chesterwood

Originally founded as the APT - New York Chapter in the mid-1980s, the organization was restructured in 2003 to become APT - Northeast Chapter. Since its founding, APTNE has continued to conduct workshops, co-sponsor events with local and statewide preservation organizations, and administer symposia, including their annual meeting. APTNE also supports preservation students by offering scholarships, memberships, and outreach for student chapters. Their mission to educate future preservation professionals is administered through a variety of means, such as giving students the opportunity to present their papers and projects at the APTNE Annual Symposium, with a scholarship awarded to one of these presenters during each event.


Public programs hosted by APTNE are offered in numerous formats, including walking tours, pub nights, museum & historic house tours, field trips, and informative presentations. The Neighborhood Preservation Center is happy to be collaborating with APTNE on one such program. On Thursday, June 8thAn Evening with APTNE, Featuring Mary Kay Judy, will offer a chance for participants to socialize, learn more about APTNE, and enjoy a presentation by Mary Kay Judy, architectural conservator and preservation consultant, on Reversible Monuments: Historic Environment as Contemporary Medium. For more details and to sign up for this event, please go here.

APTNE/NPC Networking Event, featuring a presentation on The S.S. Columbia Project

The Association for Preservation Technology - Northeast Chapter is among the organizations in our roster with which we have organized public programs. For more information on our past and upcoming programs, please visit our website.