What is Conservation

Cultural heritage conservation is a field engaged with the protection and care of tangible and intangible heritage, including artworks, historic objects, architecture, cultural landscapes, folklore, and cultural traditions. As defined by the American Institute for Conservation, “conservation encompasses all those actions taken toward the long-term preservation of cultural heritage. Activities include examination, documentation, treatment, and preventive care, supported by research and education.  It is a multidisciplinary field that draws from history, science, anthropology, and fine arts.”

To learn more about the field of conservation please visit:

American Institute for Conservation “What is Conservation

American Institute for Conservation “Become a Conservator

Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN)