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Francis Mill restoration volunteer

Jerry Donahoe
Jerry's adventure in preservation resulted in strong connections within his adopted community and beyond.
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Education Portal

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paints used in building restoration PRESERVATION BASICS

Discover the basic concepts of Historic Preservation, Building Restoration and Heritage Conservation. Find out more about how Cultural Heritage and Building Conservation are defined and regulated by national and international committees, charters and conventions. This section of readings offers access to the most important texts. Read more>>>



Edwardian greenhouse, Burgie Estate, ScotlandMORAY, SCOTLAND

Greenhouse Conservation in Scotland

Burgie greenhouse is one of the few remaining Edwardian greenhouses – and it is in urgent need of conservation. Learn about its history and architecture and about greenhouse conservation. Read more>>>



chapel_for-ep-listing-pagDOLE, FRANCE

Chateau Conservation

The chateaux of France, with their richly decorated interiors, striking exteriors and myriad outbuildings, present a variety of conservation challenges. Read more>>>



Kulla Isuf Mazrekaj, site of AiP and CHwB's kulla building restoration project in KosovoDRENOC, KOSOVO

Saving Kullas in Kosovo

The tower house is unique to the Balkans. These educational materials will give you insight into the particular form they take in Kosovo, the kulla. Read more>>>



Gjirokastra Tower Houses building restoration project in AlbaniaGJIROKASTRA, ALBANIA

Saving the Skenduli House: Roof and Decorative Paint Conservation

Albania’s architectural heritage is a mystery to most of us. These educational materials will give you an entrance into this intriguing topic. Read more>>>



Volunteer Archaeology Project VirginiaFAIRFIELD PLANTATION, VIRGINIA USA

Linking Archaeology with Preservation at Fairfield Plantation

The story of the Fairfield Plantation encompasses the lives of both slaves and landowners. These educational materials will provide more insight into their world. Read more>>>



Norla Preservation Project: shotgun house building restoration planSHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA USA

Shotgun Houses in Shreveport

Shotgun houses became the staple of blue collar housing in the US in the late 19th century. Learn more about this style of housing that developed in New Orleans and traveled north to Shreveport and beyond. Read more>>>

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