Established in 1994 by Cornell University's Michael Tomlan and Bob Pick, PreserveNet was the result of a collaborative effort by preservation students from several universities who wished to assemble preservation information in what was then the new and exciting World Wide Web. Continually updated and expanded since then, PreserveNet contains internet-based resources from hundreds of relevant sites and includes a current listing of professional and educational opportunities.
If you have suggestions on how we might improve the site or if you have a preservation-related question, please feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about our sponsor, the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), visit NCPE.US.
National Council for Preservation Education
The collection of information accessed via the internet – now known as the World Wide Web – became available to the public in 1991; three years later PreserveNet was established as a resource of the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE, "nick-pea").
The National Council was founded in 1978 to foster awareness of our shared architectural, historical, cultural, and environmental heritage through educational initiatives. A non-profit organization, NCPE's members are faculty from state chartered educational institutions offering programs (majors, minors, concentrations, certificates) in historic preservation.
NCPE fulfills its mission by:
- Encouraging and assisting in the development and improvement of historic preservation education programs and endeavors in the U.S. and elsewhere
- Coordinating efforts related to preservation education between public and private organizations and interested individuals
- Facilitating the collection, exchange, and dissemination of information and ideas concerning preservation education
- Creating public awareness of endeavors in preservation education
PreserveNet is only one component of NCPE. The organization also —
- Establishes and maintains Membership Standards for academic institutions that award degrees and certificates in historic preservation
- Publishes PER – the Journal of Preservation Education & Research – to encourage scholarship by academics, emerging professionals, and students in the field
- Honors preservation educators for outstanding achievements with the annual James Marston Fitch Award
- Hosts an annual conference with speakers on a range of topics of interest to students and preservation educators
- Sponsors internships for college students and recent graduates in historic preservation and allied fields in conjunction with the U.S. National Park Service (visit https://preservenet.org/ncpe-internships/ for details
To find out more about the National Council, visit http://ncpe.us