Canadian Conservation Institute
The Canadian Conservation Institute has resumed most of its activities.
Please note that restrictions issued given COVID-19 may have an impact on our ability to deliver services and access the CCI facility. However, we will assess any new requests based on their urgency and the date of receipt so that we can provide services to our clients in a fair manner. Additionally, response times may be delayed.
The delivery of all in-person or on-site services will also depend on Covid-19 restrictions issued by local public health and by the Government of Canada for its employees. These restrictions will also have an impact on travel and on access to various sites or other buildings.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), a Special Operating Agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, advances and promotes the conservation of heritage collections in Canada 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.
- Framework for Preserving Heritage Collections Poster
- Caring for Heritage Collections during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) publications
- Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) e-News
- Conservation services for Indigenous cultural centres and collections
- Light damage calculator
- Agents of deterioration
- Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) videos
- Conservation experts
- Emergency advice
Services and information
Care of objects and collections
Understand and care for objects and materials commonly found in cultural heritage collections.
Discover the many internship opportunities designed to provide practical experience in the field of conservation and conservation science.
Preventive conservation and risk management
Prevent the deterioration of artefacts and collections by avoiding environmental and other threats and learn about dealing with objects that have become damaged.
Training and learning
Get involved in training and learning activities that support cultural heritage institutions and professionals.
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, the CCI library collection and other resources available to assist conservation professionals and those responsible for collections care.
Learn more on how the Canadian Conservation Institute contributes to the preservation of heritage interiors.
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.
What we are doing
Who we are
To learn more about our mission and mandate, watch our corporate video "About the Canadian Conservation Institute."
Get to know our conservation experts!
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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