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The Museum Conservation Institute- Taking Care


We provide information so you can learn how to preserve stuff

Interesting Links

American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
Technical leaflets and publications on conservation and other information.

American Association of Museums (AAM)
Publications on conservation and museology.

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)
Caring for your treasures section and information on conservation.

Antique Collectors Club
Publications on antiques.

ArchNet
Virtual archaeology resources.

Art-Care
Help to find art conservators, appraisers, and professionals.

Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA) Online
AATA abstracts from 1955 to the present.

ArtSource
Art and architectural resources.

BCIN Bibliographic Database/Conservation Information Network (CIN)
Over 190,000 bibliographic records on conservation contributed by seven international organizations.

British Library Centre for Conservation
Conservation, collection care and sound archive.

Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property/Canadian Association of Professional Conservators (CAC/CAPC)
Brochures on conservation and information on conservation.

Canadian Association of Professional Conservators/Association canadienne des restaurateurs professionels (CAPC/ACRP)
Non-profit association for the accreditation of professional conservators.

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
Publications on conservation and other conservation information.  CCI Notes and CCI Technical Bulletins.

Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) Preserving My Heritage
Help care for your treasured heirlooms and works of art.

Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)
Electronic resources for conservation and museology.

Conservation Link
Conservation resources and links.

Conservation OnLine (CoOL)
Electronic resources for conservation.

English Heritage
Publications on conservation and other conservation information.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Information on conservation and disaster preparedness.

Global Museum
References and news for the museum and cultural heritage world.

Heritage Preservation
Publications on conservation and collections care.

Library of Congress (LC)
Publications on conservation and other conservation information.

Midwest Art Conservation Center
Conservation information.

Museum Computer Network (MCN)
Museums, conferences, and other resources.

MuseumStuff.com
References and information for the museum and cultural heritage world.

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Publications on conservation and other conservation information.

NCPTT - Preservation Internet Resources
Database of preservation related electronic information.

National Park Service (NPS)
Publications on conservation and other conservation information.  Conserve O Grams.

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
Publication on conservation and other conservation information.

Northern States Conservation Center (NSCC)
Collection care and conservation information.

Official Museum Directory
US museums, historic sites, planetariums, technology centers, art galleries, aquariums and zoos.

Old House Journal Directory
References for old houses and buildings, etc.

Pigments: Historical, Chemical, and Artistic Importance of Coloring Agents
Information about pigments and colors.

Preserve/Net
Database of electronic resources and opportunities.

Smithsonian Institution - Encyclopedia Smithsonian (SI)
Links to Smithsonian Institution resources and answers to frequently asked questions.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL)
Information on old books and dealers specializing in African Art; internet resources; and references.

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC)
Electronic resources for the care of natural history collections.

SOLINET
Preservation leaflets and other conservation information.

State Library of Victoria - Heritage Conservation and Historic Preservation
Information on collections care and conservation.

UCMP Express
Natural History museums, collections, organizations, education, publications, and resources.

United States Patent and Trademark Office
Patents and trademarks from the US.

Virtual Library Museum Pages
International museums, galleries, libraries and other resources.

World Wide Art Resources
Artist, art, and other information.

This list is not all-inclusive.

The Smithsonian Institution, Museum Conservation Institute (MCI), gives no endorsements for any products, materials or services mentioned in this pamphlet and is not responsible for problems from their use or misuse. MCI does not make warranty, expressed or implied; does not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness or any information or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. If any organizations or other pertinent information has been inadvertently excluded please contact MCI.

Compiled by: Ann N'Gadi
Created: September 1999
Updated: March 2004

 

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