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General Conservation and Preservation Information Sites

Conservation Online (CoOL) is a searchable full text library of conservation information about library, archives and museum materials with numerous links to other conservation sites and information. Search the entire CoOL site: Conservation DistList Search Page

The American Institute for Conservation of Historical and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations. The Journal of the American Institute for Conservation (JAIC) and online articles from the AIC Book and Paper Group Annual can be accessed through these links.

Society of American Archivists Preservation Section

National Park Service Museum Management Program Conserve O Grams are documents in pdf form presenting up to date methods for preservation and conservation.

Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute provides information on care of furniture, paintings, textiles, paper and a variety of items. Visit their 'Taking Care' section.

Library of Congress Preservation

Chicora Foundation - links to a variety of preservation websites covering many types of materials.

Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

The American Library Association provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) works internationally to advance the field of conservation through scientific research, field projects, education and training, and the dissemination of information in various media.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Conservation and Collections Care

Philadelphia Museum of Art Conservation

Michigan State University Collections Conservation

The Henry Ford Benson Ford Research Center – Caring for Your Artifacts preservation fact sheets

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Library

The British Library

The ICCROM Library Catalogue

International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) and bibliography of ICOM Publications 1946 to date.

Collections Trust is packed with information, market intelligence, opinion and comment about issues that affect all those in the collections community in the UK and internationally.

Saving Your Treasures provides practical and effective methods to help ensure that artifacts, photographs and documents will survive into the future.

Bibliographic Databases for Conservation Literature

These resources provide citations and abstracts for publications in the field of Preservation and Conservation of Library and Museum artifacts. If you do not have access to the print literature, individual articles can be ordered via Document Delivery.

BCIN provides access to over 190,000 bibliographic citations for conservation.

AATA Online is a comprehensive database of 100,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage.

Regional Conservation Organizations

Each area of the United States has an organization devoted to library preservation. Services offered and individual organizations are listed at:

Regional Alliance for Preservation
          RAP Training and Educational opportunities
          RAP Conservation and Preservation Services
          RAP Publications and Resources

Northern States Conservation Center

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC)


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