Conservation/Selecting a Conservator

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)

The AIC is the only national membership organization in the United States dedicated to the preservation of cultural material. It plays a crucial role in establishing and upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public. It also provides online conservation assistance, including finding and selecting a conservator, and caring for your treasures.

Finding and Selecting a Conservator

Caring for Your Treasures

Regional Alliance for Conservation (RAP)

RAP is a national network of nonprofit organizations with expertise in the field of conservation and preservation. RAP members present training programs, provide conservation and preservation services, create publications to assist institutions in caring for their collections, and provide free technical advice to collecting institutions across the country.

Getty Conservation Institute


The GCI focuses on the creation and delivery of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

National Park Service, Harpers Ferry Center


At Harpers Ferry Center, conservators meticulously work to preserve and restore objects of social and cultural significance that are part of the collections of the National Park Service. They work on diverse materials ranging from fine and decorative art objects to natural history specimens.