National & International Organizations

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)

The American Institute for Conservation and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation work together to promote the preservation and protection of cultural heritage.

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), a Special Operating Agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, advances and promotes the conservation of 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.

Library of Congress Preservation Directorate

Preservation is a top priority of the Library of Congress. Preservation of the world’s largest collection is accomplished through a broad range of activities distributed across the Library.


Regional Organizations

Iowa Conservation & Preservation Consortium (ICPC)

The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium’s mission is to initiate, encourage, and enhance preservation and conservation activities in and among all Iowa repositories and institutions whose collections include a variety of materials such as audio-visuals, microforms, paper-based, and electronically stored information for the benefit of present and future generations.

Midwest Regional Conservation Guild (MRCG)

The Midwest Regional Conservation Guild is a professional association of art conservation and restoration professionals with the purpose of bringing together those individuals in the Midwest region (and beyond) interested in the preservation of historic and artistic works and to promote fellowship and exchange of ideas on a professional level.



Conservation OnLine (CoOL)

Conservation OnLine (CoOL) is a freely accessible platform to generate and disseminate vital resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide. Through the support of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, CoOL is committed to growing and sustaining these resources into the future. As an authoritative and trusted source of information, CoOL serves to foster, convene, and promote collaboration.

Connecting to Collections Care

Connecting to Collections Care provides resources, professional development opportunities, and support for caring for collections to all types of small to mid-sized cultural institutions.

NEDCC Preservation Leaflets

Find expert information on a wide variety of preservation topics in these leaflets developed by the Northeast Document Conservation Center.

UI Circulating Collection Book Repair Manual 2004

Circulating collections repair manual for the UI Libraries then Preservation and Conservation Department, edited by Gary Frost.