Conservation tools and resources

Explore the many tools and resources available to assist cultural heritage organizations in conserving, or preventing damage, to objects and collections.


Services and information

Conservation and preservation publications

Browse publications written by conservation experts from the Canadian Conservation Institute and other experts.

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) library

Learn how to gain access to one of the largest library collections on museology and conservation in the world.

Light damage calculator

Use the light damage calculator to estimate the fading of colours when they are exposed to light.


Use PadCAD (Version 3.0) to design protective packaging for fragile objects.


Calculate the amount of polyethylene glycol required to conserve waterlogged wood.

Research projects

Learn about research projects undertaken by conservation professionals on various topics.

Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN)

Consult over 190,000 bibliographic citations for literature on conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property.

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