Organizations

Organizations and FAQ

Organizations

America / United States

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
Incorporated in 1972 as an American offshoot of an international group of conservators, AIC has grown to more than 3,500 conservators, educators, scientists, students, archivists, art historians, collection care professionals, and institutions. 

 Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) promotes archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and our shared humanity. The AIA supports archaeologists, their research and its dissemination, and the ethical practice of archaeology. The AIA educates people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery and advocates the preservation of the world’s archaeological heritage.
AIA Site Conservation and Preservation Group

Australia

The Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material
AICCM’s membership is made up of professional conservators, conservation students and cultural heritage member organisations. Our membership also includes people who work in related professions, such as archivists, architects, curators and librarians, as well as volunteers and those with a general interest in cultural heritage. Take a look at Our specializations.

Canadian Conservation Institute
Preserving a historic house? Looking for a collections assessment survey? Are you in need of conservation or restoration treatment for a valuable work of art? Seeking training opportunities? The staff of the Institute is committed to helping. The site is a forum to share knowledge and resources, conservation expertise, publications, training, treatment projects, research, and the latest in conservation techniques.

Preserving My Heritage
This site designed to help you care for and preserve your treasures, heirlooms, and works of art. It also provides information about the fascinating world of heritage conservation and the work carried out by the Canadian Conservation Institute.

Canadian Association of Professional Conservators
CAPC is a non-profit corporation which was established in 1971 with the primary aim of raising the standards of competence, integrity, and ethics in conservation in Canada. To accomplish this, CAPC has established criteria for the accreditation of conservators and conservation scientists. 

Denmark

National Museum
The National Museum is Denmark’s state, cultural historical main museum, covering both Denmark and foreign cultures. The National Museum wishes to make its rich collections as accessible as possible, so that they can form an inspiring basis for research, teaching, understanding and interpretation of cultural history.

The National Museum of Denmark’s Conservation Department performs many restoration and conservation projects relating to both the museum’s own collections and external customers.Our work is based on years of practical experience in the conservation and restoration cultural materials. We work on the basis of craftsmanship, supported by staff that have extensive knowledge in historic materials and techniques.

France

Culture Ministry Department : DRASSM : Department of Research of Subaquatic and Underwater archaeology

International

International Council of Museums
ICOM is the international organization of museums and museum professionals which is committed to the conservation, continuation and communication to society of the world’s natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible.

ICOM Working groups
With its 21 working groups, ICOM-CC offers conservators, scientists, curators and other professionals the opportunity to collaborate, study and promote the conservation and analysis of culturally and historically significant works.
ICOM-CC WOAM (Wet Organic Archaeological Materials)
ICOM-CC METALS (Metals)

International Institute for Conservation (IIC)
IIC is an independent international organisation supported by individual and institutional members. It serves as a forum among professionals with responsibility for the preservation of cultural heritage.

Ireland

National Monuments Service
The National Monuments Service is part of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and plays a key role in the protection of our archaeological heritage.
Underwater Archaeology Unit

United Kingdom

ICON – the Institute of Conservation
ICON raises awareness of the cultural, social and economic value of caring for heritage and champions high standards of conservation.
We represent nearly 3,000 individuals and organizations. Icon’s membership incorporates not only professional conservators and conservation scientists, but many others who share a commitment to improving understanding of and access to our cultural heritage. Most of our members are UK-based but many also work internationally.

ICON Archaeology Group

UK Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA)
The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists is the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas. It represents the interests of archaeology and archaeologists to government, policy makers and industry, sets standards and issues guidelines, improves member career prospects by promoting and organizing training and informing them of developments in professional practice, and through its Registered Organizations scheme improves employment practices and raises standards of work. As a result the CIfA acts as the self-regulating body for the archaeological profession.

Historic England
Historic England is the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

FAQ

Conservation FAQs and Facts is a document on the SHA web site with about 100 FAQs on archaeological conservation, geared toward archaeologists and conservators.