A one-stop shop for all your conservation & preservation needs

We are a nonprofit, full-service facility with experts in a range of disciplines. We have been providing conservation and preservation services since 1977. Our mission is to provide expertise and leadership in the preservation of cultural heritage.

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Our entire staff is available by email to answer your questions. To further assist you at this time, we have compiled a list of COVID-19 Resources for cultural institutions. Visit our Events page for a full list of upcoming online programs.

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Treating Artifacts

We treat books, paper, and photographs at our state-of-the-art laboratory in Philadelphia.
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Preserving Collections

We help you determine the best ways to care for your collection.
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Providing Education

We present collections care training nationwide.

Every object has a story

We combine technical expertise with a commitment to preserving heritage. What can we do for you?

Philly-based, nationally-minded

We've been in Philadelphia since we were founded in 1977. We're proud to work in a colorful city with a rich history. We treat objects from across the country and present education programs nationwide. We train fellows from around the world.