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.

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.