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Preservation and Conservation Resources for Cultural Collecting Institutions

Below is a list of reliable preservation and conservation information resources for museums, historical societies, libraries, other cultural collecting institutions.

  • Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
    CCI offers a wide range of expert services in the field of heritage conservation, and can provide personalized services to meet specific requirements. Clients include Canadian museums, art galleries, archives, libraries, and historic sites whose primary role is to acquire, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit (for purposes of study, education, and enjoyment) permanent heritage collections that are accessible to the Canadian public.
  • Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC)
    Organized in 1977 by area museums to care for their collections, MACC has grown to become a full service fine arts conservation laboratory that serves all kinds of cultural institutions, museums, historical societies, libraries, archives, as well as private and corporate collections.
  • National Park Service (NPS) Conserve-O-Grams
    Conserve O Grams (COGs) are are short, focused online leaflets that cover a range of collections types, including archives, ceramics, digital media, fine arts, furniture, leatherwork, natural history collections, photographs, and textiles. The COGs address specific procedures, techniques and materials on preservation, security, fire and curatorial safety, agents of deterioration, packing and shipping, storage, and disaster preparedness.
  • Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) - for paper-based collections
    NEDCC provides professional conservation treatment for books, maps, photographs, documents, parchment, papyrus, manuscripts, architectural plans, and works of art on paper. NEDCC treats many highly significant paper and photographic objects and continues to be the premiere center for the most difficult conservation challenges.

Archival Supplies

Gaylord Bros.
PO Box 4901
Syracuse, NY 13221-4901
Phone: 1-800-962-9580
Fax: 800-828-5539
Email: Email Gaylord
Hollinger Metal Edge, Inc.
6340 Bandini Ave
Commerce, CA 90040
Phone: 800-862-2228
Fax: 888-822-6937
University Products
PO Box 101
517 Main St
Holyoke MA 01841
Phone: 800-336-1912
Fax: 800-532-9281

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