Preservation Institute Nantucket


The Preservation Institute Nantucket (PIN) a program of the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning, is one of the nation’s oldest field schools for historic preservation. Officially launched in 1972, over 600 participants have attended the program, studying and recording over 100 sites on Nantucket. Today, the six-week program offers participants hands-on experience in heritage management from an international perspective while helping document, research, conserve, and interpret the island’s remarkable heritage.

Faculty and participants 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.

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.

What you’ll find

  • The program director’s contact information
  • Downloadable program applications

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