About Us

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) is a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for maintaining and repairing historic buildings and their grounds.
APT is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings.

Assorestauro - Italian Association for Architectural, Artistic and Urban Restoration - was established in 2005 as the first Italian association of manufacturers of materials, equipment and technology, suppliers of services and specialized companies to represent the sector of restoration and conservation of heritage both in Italy and abroad.



Assorestauro wishes to promote and be the leader in the inception of APT’s European Chapter. The main mission is to advance appropriate traditional and new technologies to care for, protect, and promote the longevity of the built environment and to cultivate the exchange of knowledge throughout the European community.

_ To provide a useful forum for the promotion of the continued development of preservation technology in Europe

_ To contribute to the research, collection and publication of information on all aspects of preservation technology.

_ To encourage and participate in the education and training in the knowledge, techniques and skills of preservation technology.

_ To collaborate with other European preservation/conservation organizations. 

Foster collaboration, joint activities and partnerships with other European preservation/conservation organizations. Provide leadership in consolidating the preservation/conservation community and augment activity.



_ To contact and meet all APT members based in Europe, to promote their entry into the European Chapter, and to reach as many practicing professionals, academics, associations and companies as possible that are akin to APT for enrollment in the Chapter.

_ Launch of the European Chapter, organization of a meeting in Milan (Assorestauro’s headquarters) to formalize the Chapter’s inception and to elect a Steering Committee to finalize and endorse the rules. (September 16th, 2019)



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