Historic Preservation Program

Preservation Institute Nantucket

Officially established in 1972, Preservation Institute Nantucket (PIN) is one of the nation’s oldest, continually operating field school for historic preservation. The program prepares the next generation of heritage specialists as part of applied research and learning that helps document, conserve and manage the island’s historical, architectural and cultural resources.

Participants come from institutions across the country and abroad to explore heritage at three scales: urban and cultural landscape, architecture and interiors, and materials and technologies. Each summer, guest lecturers and instructors from public agencies and private organizations – from on and off the island – introduce topics impacting heritage conservation globally, including: values, policies, threats, interpretation, technology, and entrepreneurship.

Guest lecturers and instructors represent a range of agencies, organizations and firms:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Historic American Building Survey
  • Integrated Conservation Resources
  • National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
  • National Park Service
  • Preservation Trades Network
  • Swedish Royal Institute of Art
  • World Bank
  • World Monuments Fund

In collaboration with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, PIN also offers one- and three-week courses in 3D laser scanning and photogrammetry.

For more information or to apply to the Preservation Institute Nantucket,  download the summer 2018 application.