Canadian Conservation Institute

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.

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Care of objects and collections

Understand and care for objects and materials commonly found in cultural heritage collections.

Training programs and internships

Discover the many training opportunities designed to provide practical experience in the field of conservation and conservation science.

Preventive conservation and risks

Prevent the deterioration of artefacts and collections by avoiding environmental and other threats and learn about dealing with objects that have become damaged.

Workshops and conferences

Get involved in workshops and conferences that support cultural heritage institutions and professionals to develop their capacity to conserve Canada's heritage objects and collections and create and manage digital heritage content.

Professional conservation services

Consult the list of professional services available to cultural heritage institutions, including conservation treatments, scientific analysis of objects and materials, facilities assessments, archaeological conservation services and environmental monitoring equipment loans.

Research and development

See the research priorities and types of research CCI provides to the heritage community.

Conservation tools and resources

Browse publications, software tools and other resources available to assist conservation professionals and those responsible for collections care.

Heritage interiors

Learn more on how the Canadian Conservation Institute contributes to the preservation of heritage interiors.

Conservation news

Browse through news, job postings and highlights from the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). You can also subscribe to e-News to receive email updates on CCI's activities.

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Corporate information

Patricia Kell

Director General and Chief Operating Officer of the Canadian Conservation Institute

The Honourable Mélanie Joly

Minister of Canadian Heritage

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Conservation experts

Get to know our conservation experts! Search by division or by last name.

Microfade testing services

Learn more about this quick and non-destructive way of identifying objects in your collections that are at a high risk of damage from exposure to light.

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