International cultural heritage organisations

American Institute for Conservation (AIC)

The AIC is the professional body for conservators working in the USA.


Canadian Conservation Institute

CCI was created in 1972 to promote the proper care and preservation of Canadian moveable cultural heritage and to advance the practice, science, and technology of conservation.


Canadian Association for Conservation

CAC is the professional body for conservators working in Canada.


Conservation OnLine

CoOL is an online library of conservation information incorporating the Conservation DistList (ConsDistList), an online discussion group for people who share technical information and news relating to the conservation of cultural heritage.


International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization (IGO) dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. It serves the international community as represented by its Member States, which currently number more than 110.


The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

IIC works on an international level to promote the knowledge, methods and working standards needed to protect and preserve historic and artistic works.


International Council of Museums

ICOM is an international organisation of museums and museum professionals committed to the conservation of the world's natural and cultural heritage, tangible and intangible.


Institute of Conservation

ICON is the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. ICON was created in 2005 by the merging of the Care of Collections Forum, the Institute of Paper Conservation (IPC), the Photographic Materials Conservation Group, the Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration (SSCR) and the United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (UKIC).


Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute

MCI is the center for specialized technical collection research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums and collections. They provide conservation advice, research services & analysis to a variety of US government organisations. In addition, MCI offers a internship & fellowship opportunities.