The Association for Preservation Technology is the premier cross-disciplinary organization dedicated to promoting the best technology for conserving historic structures and their settings. Founded in 1968 as a joint venture among Canadian and United States preservationists, APT now has members in more than 30 countries.

Membership in APT demonstrates your commitment to the conservation field, and we would be very pleased to have you join our organization.

As an APT member you will have the benefit of

  • APT Bulletin, the peer-reviewed journal that is the ultimate source for cutting-edge preservation techniques
  • Communiqué, our quarterly electronic newsletter
  • APT annual conferences, held in cities across North America
  • specialized training and education opportunities
  • APT Chapters, offering local networking and information
  • international network of leading preservationists
  • discounts on conferences and publications
  • student scholarships
  • listing in and access to APT online membership directory
  • online access to past issues of the Bulletin via JSTOR, a digital archive that enables APT members to search, browse, download, and print full-text PDF versions of articles 

APT members include preservationists, architects, engineers, conservators, consultants, contractors, craftspersons, curators, developers, educators, historians, landscape architects, students, technicians, and other persons directly involved in the application of methods and materials to maintain, conserve, and protect historic structures and sites for future use and appreciation.

APT's Membership year is July 1 - June 30.

Category (Code)  USD Member Benefits


Full (F)



  • Communiqué and Bulletin 
  • Link to JSTOR 
  • Listing in and access to APT online membership directory
  • Discounts on conferences and publications

Professional (EP1-EP4) 

  • Full member benefits to persons within four years of entering the preservation field from a college, university, or trade apprenticeship program, with dues of $95 in the first year and increasing by $20 per year thereafter.  After four years, renewing members must select one of the other APT member categories.

 Student (S)

  • Full member benefits, with valid student ID or proof of upcoming enrollment in a college or university program.

 Life (L)

  • Full member benefits 
  • Listing in Bulletin

 Corporate (C)

  • Full member benefits for three individuals, with one copy of Bulletin
  • Corporate listing on website and in Bulletin

 Institution (I)

  • Communiqué and Bulletin
  • Institution listing in directory
  • Discounts on publications
  • Intended for academic and professional institutions

Retired (R)

  • Full member benefits to persons 62 or older and no longer working full time