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.
website includes information on conservation specialties, caring for
your treasures, disaster recovery, health and safety, professional
development, publications, and more.
created in 1972, to promote
proper care and preservation of Canada's heritage collections so they
accessed by current and future generations. CCI is recognized
as a pioneer in the
conservation of cultural heritage.
to advance the practice, science, and technology of conservation,
is accomplished through conservation research and development, expert
services, and knowledge dissemination. The CCI web
a good resource for conservation expertise, publications, training,
treatment projects, research, etc.
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.
Museums Association (MPMA
) was founded in 1953 and provides services to
museums in its 10-state region. Newsletters, networking
and a discount purchasing cooperative program for collections care
are available to members. MPMA advocates on behalf of museums
through the council of Regional Associations (CRA).
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
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.
Association of Museums (CWAM
) exists to unite and serve museums in the
two state region. Member institutions include art museums,
museums, natural history museums and historical sites.
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.
Creek Gold Leaf is a Denver-based framing company located in Denver's
Historic Antique Row. They create contemporary and period
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. 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.