Canadian Conservation Institute
The Canadian Conservation Institute has resumed most of its activities.
However, given the situation regarding COVID-19, 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.
Please note that some of our services and activities are suspended until further notice. We are currently working to adapt our service offerings to provide more virtual options to our clients, including virtual consultation mechanisms and online training activities.
We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding. We encourage you to check our site frequently for the latest updates to our services.
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.
- 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
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.
Prevent the deterioration of artefacts and collections by avoiding environmental and other threats and learn about dealing with objects that have become damaged.
Get involved in training and learning activities that support cultural heritage institutions and professionals.
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.
See the research priorities and types of research CCI provides to the heritage community.
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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