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The resources included here are based on our best information and periodically updated; nevertheless, these listings are not comprehensive and should not be construed as an endorsement of any individual, firm, or product.


CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)  
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals. Its members include conservators, educators, scientists, students, archivists, art historians, and other conservation enthusiasts in over twenty countries around the world.

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Canadian Conservation Institute
The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is a Special Operating Agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Institute was created in 1972 to promote the proper care and preservation of Canada’s moveable cultural heritage and to advance the practice, science, and technology of conservation.

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Getty Conservation Institute 
The Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field.

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Heritage Preservation
Formerly the National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property, HP is a nationwide advocate for preservation of public and private collections.

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ICON: The Institute of Conservation
Leading organization for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK.

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ICOM: The International Council of Museums
The International Council of Museums was founded in 1946 and is an international organisation of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the research, conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.
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International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
International organization for the conservation of cultural heritage, founded in 1950. The institute produces an annual publication Reviews in Conservation.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation
Membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing communities.

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Western Association for Art Conservation
WAAC is a nonprofit membership organization for professional conservators, founded in 1975 to bring together conservators in the western United States to exchange ideas, information and news. Although WAAC is specifically a regional organization for the western states including Alaska and Hawaii, any individual or institution may become a member regardless of location or national boundary.

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ELECTRONIC REFERENCES

The Art Conservator 
Digital version of tri-annual full-color magazine covering the treatments and research conducted at the Williamstown + Atlanta Art Conservation Centers

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Archives Products Newsletter
Published specifically for libraries, it contains useful articles on conservation and preservation of books, documents and paper.

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Art-i-facts  
Bulletin of the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts

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GCI Bulletin
Monthly on-line newsletter of the Getty Conservation Institute

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Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
Supports the development of the book arts, including bookbinding, artists’ books, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing & typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.

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Guild of Book Workers
The only national organization (U.S.) for all the arts of the book, including bookbinding, conservation, printing, papermaking, calligraphy, marbling and artist’s books.

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PreserveNet 
Established by Cornell University, this is a collaborative site designed to provide preservationists with a comprehensive database of regularly updated internet resources and current professional opportunities.