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Conservation/Collection Care

Conservation and Collection Care FAQs

How do I find a conservator?

To find a conservator in private practice and in your area, use the "Find a Conservator" directory on the American Institute for Conservation's website.

How can I care for my own treasures?

To find helpful advice about the best way to preserve your own cherished collections, refer to the American Institute for Conservation's "Caring for Your Treasures" guides, which include downloadable brochures by object type.

How do I become a conservator?

There are a small number of graduate programs that offer degrees in art conservation, archival and information conservation, and historic preservation. The requirements for these programs vary, but usually include a background in science, fine art, and cultural studies. Learn more about conservation careers here.