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Historic Preservation Research

Web Resources

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation: A forum for influencing U.S. Federal activities, programs, and policies as they affect historic resources. Provides information about the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.  

Aga Khan Trust for Culture: AKTC focuses on the physical, social, cultural and economic revitalisation of communities in the developing world.

American Cultural Resources Association: A professional organization for people working in cultural resource management, history, archaeology, architectural history, historic preservation, and landscape architecture and related fields.

Canadian Heritage Information Network: Offers valuable collections management resources to the Canadian museum community and online public access to millions of collections records.

Heritage Documentation Programs: Provides information about the Historic American Buildings Survey, Historic American Engineering Record, Historic American Landscapes Survey, and the Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems programs.

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) An international non-governmental organization of professionals, dedicated to the conservation of the world's historic monuments and sites.

National Center for Preservation Technology and Training: An interdisciplinary effort by the National Park Service to enhance the art, craft, and science of preservation and conservation.

Preservation Briefs: Provide guidance on preserving, rehabilitating, and restoring historic buildings.

PreserveNet: Designed to provide preservationists with a comprehensive database of regularly updated Internet resources and current professional opportunities.

Navigating the National Trust

National Register of Historic Places Focus Database: Records from 1966-2012.

National Register of Historic Places Weekly Lists: Records 1966-present.

National Register of Historic Places Map: Search for unrestricted historic places on a map.

National Register of Historic Places, GIS Data: Download spatial data.

Publications of the National Register of Historic Places: White papers, bulletins, and more.

CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) undertakes projects designed to show how GIS and GPS technologies work in the preservation environment.