Organizations involved with / Allied to Conservation

This page provides links to Not-For-Profit organizations who are involved with or allied to the field of conservation. Some provide for-fee services, in addition to free services/information.

See also Museum, Library and Archives Conservation/Preservation Departments

For information about Commercial entities providing conservation-related supplies and services, see our Commercial Service page

NB See also
Organizations with their
Home pages (or mirrors) in CoOL

Information about various preservation-related organizations
is also available.

Conservation/Preservation Organizations
Funding organizations
Standards Organizations
Library, Archives, and Museum organizations
International, National and Regional Cultural Institutions
Special Topics

Conservation / Preservation Organizations

INCCA logo International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA)

IIC International Institute for Conservation
of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)

Funding organizations

Standards Organizations

Library, Archives, and Museum organizations

International, National and Regional Cultural Institutions

Special Topics

Analytic techniques
Eastern Analytical Symposium (EAS)
The international Infrared and Raman Users' Group (IRUG)

Art and art history
ArtWatch International
Visual Resources Association
Association pour le Respect de l'Intégrité du Patrimoine Artistique

Artist's Rights
Artists Rights Society (ARS)

Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, publishers of Studies in Bibliography
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing

Book Arts
The Center for Book Arts

Copyright Clearance Center Online

American Chemical Society
American Leather Chemists Association

Museum Documentation Association (MDA)

International Fan Collector's Guild

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)

Historic Preservation
(HABS/HAER), the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER)

American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWI)

Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO)

Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI)

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)
Paper Research Organizations (Pulp and Paper Jump List)
American Museum of Papermaking
Friends of Dard Hunter

Hand Papermaking, Inc.
Hand Papermaking, Inc., is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing traditional and contemporary ideas in the art of hand papermaking through publications and other educational formats. Founded in 1986 with the publication of the first issue of Hand Papermaking magazine, the primary goal of the organization has been to provide information to a diverse international audience of paper artists, mills, dealers, historians, conservators, and other aficionados of handmade paper

World Meteorological Organization (WMO), A United Nations Specialized Agency

Materials Science
Materials Research Society (MRS)

Photographic Materials and Moving Images
The Daguerreian Society
Digital Daguerreian Archive Project
Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE)
Julia Margaret Cameron Trust
See also Image Permanence Institute (IPI), above

Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductionsi (CIHM)

Other topics
The Association of Restorers
American Rock Art Research Association
Ancient Monuments Laboratory
Association for Information and Image Management International
California Mission Studies Association
Fellowship of Makers & Researchers of Historical Instruments
Guild of American Luthiers
International Commission on Illumination (CIE)
Masonry Conservation Research Group
National Media Lab (NML)
Society of American Silversmiths
Society of Gilders
Association of Specialists in Cleaning and Restoration (AASCR) (trade association, evolved from National Institute of Rug Cleaners)