Cultural Conservation Search Engine

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Conservation Links

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)

The AIC of Historic and Artistic Works, is the American membership organisation of conservation professionals.

It provides a forum for the exchange of ideas on conservation, and promotes the importance of the preservation of cultural property by coordinating the exchange of knowledge, research, and publications.

On their site you can find information on:

    • Conservation terminology definitions
    • How to care for your treasures
    • Disaster recovery
    • Professional development
    • Publications: Journal of American Institute for Conservation (JAIC)
    • How to become a conservator
  • Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM)

    The Australian national organisation for conservators and people interested in the preservation of cutural material.

    Membership of the AICCM is open to all those who are concerned about conservation and are interested in furthering the aims of the AICCM both in Australia and internationally.

    On their site you can find information on:

    • How to find a conservator
    • Publications
    • Training available
    • Grants and funding for Australian conservators
  • reCollections

    Provides downloadable guides for the preventative care of cultural items.

  • Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) 

    The CCI is government run, it was created to promote the proper care and preservation of Canada’s cultural heritage and to advance the practice, science, and technology of conservation. CCI markets its services and products around the world.This site is in English and French, and includes:

    • The award winning ‘Preserving my Heritage’; advice on caring for various objects.
    • A library
    • Bookstore
    • Publications of conservation treatments, research and scientific examination and analysis
  • Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

    Reference library with resources on museology and heritage related disciplines.

  • Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation

    The Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Science and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, in recognition of the potential for unique interdisciplinary collaboration in the field of cultural materials conservation.

    The centre offers cultural materials conservation research programs at Masters and PhD level, and Postgraduate Diploma at Masters levels.

  • Conservation OnLine “CoOL” – Resources for Conservation Professionals

    CoOL is a full text library of conservation information, developed by Stanford University library. It covers a wide range of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum material. It is one of the oldest continuing operating online sites. It is the most comprehensive source for online information for library and archive preservation.

  • Conservation Search Engine

    A search engine for conservation of cultural heritage, restoration and maintenance of architecture, preservation of the urban landscape and archaeology.

  • Getty Conservation Institute

    The Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to advance conservation and to enhance and encourage the preservation and understanding of the visual arts in all of their dimensions-objects, collections, architecture, and sites.

    The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research; education and training; field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its work and the work of others in the field.

    In the site, you will find links to:

    • The bookstore
    • Museum
    • Education
  • Heritage Preservation

    A north American site for small and mid sized museums to get grants, assessments and find conservators.

  • The International Council of Museums (ICOM)

    ICOM is an international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.

    It is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation maintaining formal relations with UNESCO and having a consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council.

    A wide variety of documents about additional aspects of ICOM’s organisational history and structure are available in the Home Page.

    ICOM also gives information regarding:

    • Bibliographic resources
    • General resources
    • Temperature and Relative Humidity Guidelines
    • Microclimates, exhibit cases, etc.
    • Resources at other sites
  • The International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)

    The principal activity of the Institute is the promotion of the knowledge, methods and working standards needed to protect and preserve historic and artistic works.


    The site lists:

    • The next IIC conference
    • Abstracts from past conferences
    • Abstracts from Studies in Conservation, a conservation journal with peer-reviewed papers on advances in conservation, including both practical and scientific aspects, together with the latest research on historic materials and methods of fabrication.
  • International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

    ICCROM, occupies a unique position in being the only institution with a worldwide mandate to promote the conservation of both movable and immovable heritage in all its forms. ICCROM aims at improving the quality of conservation as well as raising people’s awareness of it in all walks of life, schoolchildren and politicians alike. It aspires, through conservation, to make cultural heritage benefit humanity. ICCROM contributes to preserving cultural heritage in the world today and for the future through five main spheres of activity: Training, Information, Research, Co-operation and Advocacy

    Access to:

    • ICCROM library and other conservation libraries
    • Training opportunities
    • Conferences
    • ICCROM programs
  • National Film and Sound Archive, Australia (NFSA)

    The NFSA has teams of expert technicians, skilled in handling all audiovisual media using extensive technical facilities, to help safeguard and provide access to its collection.

  • The State Library of Victoria

    This site contains information guides produced by the Library’s conservation experts to assist in the care of printed items.

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