Every object has a story.

Only proven experts who become your partners, your problem solvers, and who have defined the art and science of preservation and conservation can be entrusted with your object's care. We are the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts.

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Our 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.

Comprehensive conservation and preservation services.

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.