Conservation preserves and protects our shared cultural heritage with expert care from specialized professionals called conservators. Learn more about them and their profession.
Conservators take many paths into the field but all have extensive training in art history, science, studio art, and related subjects. See what it takes to get into the profession.
Connect with a qualified member in your area to get the professional services you need for the objects that matter the most. Read our guide on what to ask before hiring them.
We offer practical guides to help you extend the life of your heirlooms. There are many things you can do to take care of them yourself.
Support conservation through political advocacy, and make your voice heard. Help to make sure our elected officials understand the importance of protecting our cultural heritage.
Caring for our cultural heritage requires highly technical skills and specialized knowledge. Conservators must focus on a specific type of material called their “specialty,” becoming experts in that subject.