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Conservation Resource List

Looking for a Conservator?

You may locate a conservator in your area through one of the following professional organizations:

Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC)

American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property (CAC) and Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAPC) have produced a short publication to help guide you in choosing a conservator:

Selecting and Employing a Conservator in Canada

Do-It-Yourself Repair and Restoration: Why not?

  • The AGO does not recommend that you attempt to treat works of art by yourself.
  • Please take the object in question to a qualified conservator.

Interested in further exploring the world of conservation? Here is a list of online resources and interactive games you can access:

Canadian Conservation Institute

Through conservation science, treatment, and preventive conservation, the Canadian Conservation Institute supports the heritage community in preserving Canada's heritage collections so they can be accessed by current and future generations. This mission is accomplished through conservation research and development, expert services, and knowledge dissemination.

Preserving My Heritage

This site is aimed at helping you care for and preserve your treasures, heirlooms and, works of art. It also provides information about the fascinating world of heritage conservation and the work carried out by the Canadian Conservation Institute.

Stored Alive!

Stored Alive! is an interactive tutorial programme created by the Rochester Institute of Technology that lets you explore the ways in which temperature and relative humidity affect the objects in your collection.

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