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Looking to hire a conservator?

Seeking a conservator for private work, a good resource is the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) publication Guidelines for selecting a Conservator

Looking to get started in conservation?

The Emerging Conservators Professional Network is a good place meet others who are new to the field.  Membership is free.

Looking for continuing education class?

The American Institute for Conservation regularly offers a variety of classes.
Connecting to Collections Care has free on demand webinars.
Beloit College offers a variety of classes at different experience levels.
The McCrone Research Institute offers online and in-person microscopy classes.

Looking for other professional networks in the area?

The Midwest Regional Conservation Guild brings together individuals in the Midwest region interested in the preservation of historic and artistic works and promotes fellowship. The Guild hosts annual meetings each autumn in cities around the Midwest.

Looking for emergency related resources?

The National Heritage Responders (NHR) respond to the needs of cultural institutions and the public during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors, and the public.  Additional information about NHR can be found here.
NHR Emergency Help Line
Individuals, if your personal items have been damaged in an emergency, email:
Institutions, if your collections have been affected by an emergency, call: 202.661.8068
Not urgent? Email
Other Assistance
For local disaster assistance, email the CACG secretary:
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