Canadian Conservation Institute

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.


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.

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.

What we are doing

Corporate information

Minister of Canadian Heritage, The Honourable Pascale St-Onge
The Honourable Pascale St-Onge

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Director General, Jérôme Moisan
Jérôme Moisan

Director General, Heritage


Who we are

CCI staff

To learn more about our mission and mandate, watch our corporate video "About the Canadian Conservation Institute."

Conservation experts

Conservation specialist inserting a CD in a measuring equipment.

Get to know our conservation experts!

Microfade testing services

Conservation specialist using a microfade testing device.

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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