Resources for Your Family Treasures

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Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)

CCI Notes deal with topics of interest to those who care for cultural objects. Intended for a broad audience, the Notes offer practical advice about issues and questions related to the care, handling and storage of cultural objects.

CCI Technical Bulletins are published to assist heritage professionals and institutions in the care and preservation of their objects and collections.

Understand the 10 agents of deterioration to objects and how to detect, block, and treat the damage they cause.

 National Park Service Conserve-O-Grams

Conserve-O-Grams are short, focused leaflets about up-to-date museum standards and best practices. They benefit both the experienced and inexperienced responsible for the care and use of objects.

 Find a Conservator

Should you need more specialized advice or active work carried out, there are organizations that may be able to help match you with a conservator who specializes in that area.