Conservation Resources

Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property

The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property  is a federally-registered charitable not-for-profit organization that promotes responsible preservation of the cultural property that gives Canadians a sense of place, of history and of artistic expression.  The CAC serves individual and institutional members to provide opportunities for networking, professional development, and information dissemination.

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Canadian Association of Professional Conservators

The Canadian Association of Professional Conservators  Association canadienne des restaurateurs professionnels (CAPC-ACRP) foster and certify high standards of competence, integrity and ethics in conservators through an accreditation process, to facilitate public access to professional conservators, and to promote professional standards in heritage preservation.

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The Registrar Hour

Museum Professionals helping Museum Professionals
The Registrar Hour website is designed to host online resources for museum registration and collections management professionals, who are currently dealing with the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus) pandemic situation.

The information has been gathered from a variety of public sources and the website creator does not publicly endorse one public resource over another

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The Institute of Conservation (ICON)

ICON is the UK equivalent of AICCM (Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials) and NZCCM (New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials). Founded in 2005, ICON is a membership organisation representing professional conservators, volunteers and owners of cultural heritage.

Link to ICON website

American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC)

The American Institute for Conservation (AIC) is a leading membership association for current and aspiring conservators and allied professionals who preserve cultural heritage. They support conservation professionals in preserving cultural heritage by establishing and upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals and the public.

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage. Amongst other responsibilities the FAIC manages the website.

Link to joint AIC - FAIC website

New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials (NZCCM)

The New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials are the association of professional conservators of cultural property employed in public museums, archives, art galleries, libraries and in private practice.

Link to NZCCM website

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is a special operating agency within the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. The Institute advances and promotes Canada’s heritage collections through its expertise in conservation science, treatment and preventive conservation. CCI works with heritage institutions and professionals to ensure these heritage collections are preserved and accessible to Canadians now and in the future.

Link to CCI website

Conservation Online (CoOL)

Conservation OnLine (CoOL) is a freely accessible web platform that generates and disseminates resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide. Operated by the Foundation for the Advancement in Conservation, CoOL is an authoritative and trusted source of information, that serves to foster, convene, and promote collaboration.

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