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  • Preservation and conservation institutions
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  • Commission for Preservation and Access
    The mission of the Commission on Preservation and Access is to foster, develop, and support collaboration among libraries and allied organizations to ensure the preservation of the published and documentary record in all formats, and to provide enduring access to scholarly information.
  • European Commission for Preservation and Access
    The European Commission on Preservation and Access (ECPA) was formally constituted in Amsterdam as a non-profit foundation on 17 March 1994 "to foster, develop and support in Europe collaboration among libraries, archives and allied organisations, in order to ensure the preservation of the published and documentary record in all formats and to provide enhanced access to the cultural and intellectual heritage".
  • The Getty Conservation Institute
    An international organization dedicated to preserving the world's cultural heritage for present and future generations. The greatness of the human spirit and the enduring value of the past are manifest in the creations of peoples and cultures that precede us.. These creations enrich our lives. The Getty conservation institute seeks to build for the future by helping secure this record of human achievement Combining research, training, field work, and information exchange, the Institute promotes conservation of cultural property as it seeks to increase public awareness of conservation's importance. An operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, the Getty Conservation Institute contributes to scientific knowledge and professional practice in conservation through a combination of in-house activities and collaborative ventures. In its programs, it addresses the conservation needs of Museum Objects and Archival Collections , Archaeological Structures and Sites, Historic Monuments and Cities.
  • The Memoriae Mundi Series Bohemica of the National Library of the Czech Republic, Prague
    "The MEMORIAE MUNDI SERIES BOHEMICA project is developed by the National Library in Prague as a part of the UNESCO Memory of the World Pogramme. This site provides useful information on the project, images of manuscripts and an interesting text on "Digitization of Old Books, Manuscript and Other Documents (General Structuring Rules)".


  • Institutes and Organizations Working in the Preservation Field
  • Restauration : Liens / Restoration : Links
  • Conservation OnLine
    Conservation onLine CoOL, a project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries, is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.
  • Early Canadiana Online Website
    Early Canadiana Online (ECO) is a collaborative research project to provide Web access to a digital library of primary sources in Canadian history from the first European contact to the late 19th century. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of literature, women's history, travel and exploration, native studies and the history of French Canada.
  • The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
    CCI's mandate is to promote the proper care and preservation of Canada's moveable cultural property, and to advance the practice, science, and technology of conservation. To execute this mandate, CCI staff focus on providing services and on carrying out an active research program, based on a commitment to excellence, relevance, and timeliness.
  • National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property
    The National Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Property (NIC) serves as a national forum for conservation and preservation activities in the United States. It provides national leadership and coordination to promote and facilitate the conservation and preservation of the nation's heritage, including works of art, anthropological artifacts, documents, historic objects, architecture and natural science specimens. The institute's members include the nation's leading museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation organizations and historical societies as well as conservation and preservation organizations. The institute assists the efforts of its diverse membership and provides coordination by identifying issues and needs, formulating strategies and solutions, and initiating programs and projects. In cooperation with its membership and affiliated organizations, the institute works to advance the following goals: increase public awareness of the need to preserve our nation's heritage; make ongoing care and conservation a fundamental priority of historic preservation organizations, libraries and archives, museums, and historical societies; and coordinate conservation and preservation activities.
  • Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties
    The Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties was originally founded as the Institute of Art Research in 1930 by the bequest of the late Viscount KURODA Seiki, former president of the Academy of Art. This Institute of Art Research was reorganized in 1952 as the Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties with the departments of Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Conservation Science and General Affairs. In 1973, the Department of Restoration Techniques was established, in 1977 the Department of Archives, and in 1993 the Division of International Cooperation for Conservation, which was transformed into the Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation in 1995 thus expanding the Institute to its present scale.
  • United Kingdom Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (UKIC)
    UKIC is the representative body for professional conservators and restorers in private and institutional practice in the UK. It started as a regional group of the International Institute for Conservation in 1958 and became autonomous in 1979. UKIC members are conservators, restorers and conservation scientists working in disciplines including applied art, archaeology, archives, botany, industrial archaeology, paintings, paper, sculpture and zoology. They also include many who have a professional, business or personal interest in conservation.
  • Paper research institutes
    Albany International Research Company
    Alberta Research Council
    Biotechnology Research Institute
    Canadian Federal Labs for Pulp and Paper Research
    CSIRO Pulp and Paper Products Program
    Empire State Paper Research Institute (ESPRI)
    Finnish Forest Research Institute
    Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC)
    Herty Foundation Research & Development Center
    Institute for Commercial Forestry Research
    Jyvaskla Science Park Ltd.
    Limerick Pulp & Paper Centre
    McGill Pulp and Paper Research Centre
    Model Forest Program / Programme de forêts modèles
    Paper Industry Research Association (PIRA)
    PAPRO New Zealand
    PTS Papiertechnische Stiftung, Muenchen
    Research at YKI
    Skogforsks hemsida
    Swedish Pulp and Paper Research Institute (STFI)
    Technical Research Centre of Finland
    von Karmen Institute for Fluid Dynamics
  • International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)
    The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) is an intergovernmental organization (IGO) that was created by UNESCO in 1956 and established in Rome in 1959. It currently has 93 Member States, and various associate institutions. ICCROM's mandate is to create or improve conditions for the effective conservation of cultural heritage resources worldwide. As the only autonomous IGO dealing with all types of heritage both movable and immovable - ICCROM takes a practical, technical approach to its task. With its close links to the U.N. family, its ultimate goal is to promote world peace; indeed, heritage conservation fosters a sense of cultural identity, which is essential for development and social stability.
  • ARCH Foundation
    The Art Restoration for Cultural Heritage Foundation (ARCH) is a non-profit organization that since 1991 has been working to protect, restore and promote the magnificent cultural heritage of Eastern and Central Europe, where so much of this cultural devastation has occurred that it has been identified as a crisis area.

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