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Useful Links to Conservation Organisations


The International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works promotes the knowledge, methods and standards needed to protect and preserve historic and artistic works throughout the world. It also conducts a regular programme of publications and conferences.


ICOM-CC is the largest of the International Committees of ICOM (International Council of Museums) with over 1,600 members worldwide from every branch of the museum and conservation profession.  


ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization (IGO) dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. It exists to serve the international community as represented by its Member States, which currently number more than 125.   


Ireland's largest organisation of trained and experienced conservators & restorers working in the conservation profession. Active in both the private and the museum sectors, members have expertise in many disciplines, including oil paintings, paper, textiles, furniture, archaeology, ceramics, buildings  and display. Their principal aim is the preservation of the island's man-made heritage.

The Heritage Council

Influential organisation regarding conservation in Ireland. Organises conservation internships in a number of different major organisations. 


ICON is the lead voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. Its membership embraces the wider conservation community, incorporating not only professional conservators in all disciplines, but all others who share a commitment to improving understanding of and access to cultural heritage. 

The Conservation Register

The Conservation Register holds detailed information on conservation-restoration practices from across the UK and Ireland. It is a service provided by the Institute of Conservation which helps you find information on accredited conservator/restorers.   

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