Conservation Associations and Professional Organizations

Conservation Associations and Professional Organizations

Listing of Conservation Associations and Professional Organizations associated with the professional field of Art conservation.

Professional conservators join and take part in the activities of numerous conservation associations and professional organizations with the wider conservation field, and within their area of specialization.

These organizations exist to "support the conservation professionals who preserve our cultural heritage". This involves upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public.


  • Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc.


  • Canadian Association for Conservation CAC
    • Canadian Association of Emerging Conservators - Association canadienne des restaurateurs émergents (committee of CAC)
  • Canadian Association of Professional Conservators CAPC
  • Canadian Conservation Institute


  • European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations A.I.S.B.L. / Confederation Européenne des Organisations de Conservateurs-Restaurateurs A.I.S.B.L.
  • A.R.I. Italian C-Restores' Organisation (IT Professional Body)
  • Istituto Centrale per il Restauro I.C.R.Rome-Italy
  • ARP - Associacao Profissional de Conservadores Restauradores de Portugal - Portuguese Professional Conservators-Restorers Association

United Kingdom

United States


  • International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
  • International Council Of Museums - Committee for Conservation
  • The Society for the protection of Natural History Collections
  • International Center for the study of preservation of Cultural Property ICCROM


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