Canadian Conservation Institute
The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI), a Special Operating Agency within the Department of Canadian Heritage, advances and promotes the conservation of Canada's heritage collections through its expertise in conservation science, treatment and preventive conservation. CCI works with heritage institutions and professionals to ensure these heritage collections are preserved and accessible to Canadians now and in the future.
Services and information
Understand and care for objects and materials commonly found in cultural heritage collections.
Discover the many training opportunities designed to provide practical experience in the field of conservation and conservation science.
Prevent the deterioration of artefacts and collections by avoiding environmental and other threats and learn about dealing with objects that have become damaged.
Get involved in workshops and conferences that support cultural heritage institutions and professionals to develop their capacity to conserve Canada's heritage objects and collections and create and manage digital heritage content.
Consult the list of professional services available to cultural heritage institutions, including conservation treatments, scientific analysis of objects and materials, facilities assessments, archaeological conservation services and environmental monitoring equipment loans.
See the research priorities and types of research CCI provides to the heritage community.
Browse publications, software tools and other resources available to assist conservation professionals and those responsible for collections care.
Learn more on how the Canadian Conservation Institute contributes to the preservation of heritage interiors.
- Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Publications
- Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) workshop calendar
- Internship programs
- Light damage calculator
- Agents of deterioration
- Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Library
- Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Notes
- Conservation experts
- Emergency advice
- Conservation news
More information for
What we are doing
Laws and regulations
- Adhesive Compendium for Conservation
- Framework for Preserving Heritage Collections poster
- Canadian Conservation Institute Strategic Plan 2015-2020
- Canadian Conservation Institute Annual Review 2014-2015
Get to know our conservation experts! Search by division or by last name.
Curriculum internships 2016
The deadline for submitting applications is December 2016.
Microfade testing services
Learn more about this quick and non-destructive way of identifying objects in your collections that are at a high risk of damage from exposure to light.
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