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AIC, The American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works www.conservation-us.orgThe American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works www.conservation-us.org

AIC is the national membership organization of conservation professionals dedicated to preserving the art and historic artifacts of our cultural heritage for future generations. The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic works (FAIC) supports conservation, education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage.  The website includes information on conservation specialties, caring for your treasures, disaster recovery, health and safety, professional development, publications, and more.

CCI, Canadian Conservation Institute www.cci-icc.gc.caCanadian Conservation Institute

 CCI was created in 1972, to promote the proper care and preservation of Canada's heritage collections so they can be accessed by current and future generations.  CCI is recognized as a pioneer in the conservation of cultural heritage.  The mission, to advance the practice, science, and technology of conservation, is accomplished through conservation research and development, expert services, and knowledge dissemination.  The CCI web site is a good resource for conservation expertise, publications, training, treatment projects, research, etc.

Oklahoma Museums Association (OMA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1972.  Located at the Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum at Omniplex in Oklahoma City; OMA offers programs and services that provide professional services to museums, build networks among members and potential partnering organizations; promote professional growth; and encourage public awareness of the value of museums.  OMA serves as an advocate throughout the state on behalf of museums.  
 Mountain Plains Museum Association

 Mountain-Plains Museums Association (MPMA) was founded in 1953 and provides services to museums in its 10-state region.  Newsletters, networking opportunities and a discount purchasing cooperative program for collections care items are available to members.  MPMA advocates on behalf of museums and through the council of Regional Associations (CRA). 

WAAC, Western Association for Art Conservation www.cool.conservation-us.orgWestern Association for Art Conservation

The Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC) is a nonprofit membership organization for professional conservators. WAAC was founded in 1975 to bring together conservators practicing in the western United States to exchange ideas, information and news. Although WAAC is specifically a regional organization for the western states including Alaska and Hawaii, any individual or institution may become a member regardless of location or national boundary.

 Museums Alaska

 Museums Alaska is the statewide museum association of individuals and institutions committed to preserving the natural and human history of Alaska; while improving museums as educational institutions. Museums Alaska maintains a central office to receive and disburse information about museums, cultural centers and their activities, and to collect and share professional opportunities. Museums Alaska publishes a quarterly newsletter, network, and organizes an annual meeting and conference to focus on the needs of Alaska museum professionals, volunteers, and their institutions.
CWAM, Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums www.cwamit.orgColorado-Wyoming Association of Museums

Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums (CWAM) exists to unite and serve museums in the two state region.  Member institutions include art museums, history museums, natural history museums and historical sites.

MFA, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Conservation and Collections Management Department www.mfa.org/conservationMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston Conservation and Collections Management Department www.mfa.org/conservation

Conservation Art Materials Encyclopedia Online (CAMEO) is a searchable information center developed by the Conservation Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Materials database contains chemical, physical, visual, and analytical information on over 10,000 historic and contemporary materials used in used in the production and conservation of artistic, architectural, archeological, and anthropological materials.

DCGL, Dry Creek Gold Leaf www.dcgoldleaf.comDry Creek Gold Leaf
Dry Creek Gold Leaf is a Denver-based framing company located in Denver's Historic Antique Row. They create contemporary and period frames, matching the finishes and gilding procedures to those of the era. They stock standard profiles and are able to mill and create designed moulding to fit a period style. They are also able to create mountings for art objects of various sizes. Dry Creek Gold Leaf also offers full conservation of frames.

The Art District on Santa Fe is dedicated to promoting public awareness of Santa Fe Drive as a unique art and cultural district, and furthering the arts and art education in the metropolitan community.  Art District on Santa Fe

 The Art District on Santa Fe is dedicated to promoting public awareness of  Santa Fe Drive as a unique art and cultural district, and furthering the arts and art education in the metropolitan community. The Art District freely opens its doors and welcomes its guests, from seasoned collectors to artists to new art lovers, without undue pretension and attitude, to create and maintain the friendly and welcoming feel of the Art District.