About Conservation
Conservation is the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. Find a conservation professional, learn about the field, and discover resources to help preserve the objects that are important to you.

Ask a Conservator Day

Conservators around the world answer questions about their work on Ask a Conservator Day. The next Ask a Conservator Day will take place on Friday, November 4th, 2022.

We hold Ask a Conservator day in November to remember the flooding of Florence on November 4th, 1966, which damaged priceless cultural heritage. However, in response to the catastrophe, incredible efforts were made—and are still being undertaken—to conserve the items impacted by the flood.

Ask a Conservator Day follows in the spirit of that international collaboration and exchange of knowledge. We acknowledge and celebrate the growth of the field inspired by the response to the flood by creating an opportunity for people to engage with conservators on social media.

How to Participate

By using the hashtag #AskAConservator on social media platforms, we work to provide a holistic view of what conservation entails—everything from individual conservators working in private practice to multiple departments at large institutions.


Interested in Learning About Conservation?

Follow our social media accounts and join us on November 4th for an "Ask Me Anything"-style panel of conservators! Submit questions for conservators to answer live by October 28.

Conservation Professionals:

To show a representative picture of conservation, we need your help! Please promote this event on your social media accounts and participate in any way that feels appropriate.

This could include:

  • making yourself available to answer questions about conservation on your personal social media;
  • working with your institution to use their social media handles to engage with their audiences; or
  • answering questions on a livestream from your lab

Sample Posts and Images

We've drafted some sample posts to help promote your participation. You can also use these images with your posts.