List of cultural conservation-restoration organizations

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The following is a list of conservation organizations associated with the professional field of conservation-restoration.

Professional conservators join and take part in the activities of numerous conservation associations and professional organizations with the wider conservation field, and within their area of specialization.

These organizations exist to "support the conservation professionals who preserve our cultural heritage".[1] This involves upholding professional standards, promoting research and publications, providing educational opportunities, and fostering the exchange of knowledge among conservators, allied professionals, and the public.


  • Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material Inc. [1]


  • Österreichischer Restauratorenverband[2]


  • Association Professionelle des Conservateurs-Restaurateurs d'Oeuvres d'Art [3]


  • Associação Paulista de Conservadores e Restauradores de Bens Culturais.[4]


  • Association of Conservator-restorers in Bulgaria (Асоциация на реставраторите в България) [2]
  • Conservation Section of the Union of Bulgarian Artists (Секция "Реставрация" при Съюза на българските художници) [3]
  • Bulgarian National Committee of ICOMOS (Български национален комитет на ИКОМОС) [4]


  • Canadian Association for Conservation CAC [5]
    • Canadian Association of Emerging Conservators - Association canadienne des restaurateurs émergents (committee of CAC)[6]
  • Canadian Association of Professional Conservators CAPC [7]
  • Canadian Conservation Institute [8]


  • Centre de Restauració de Béns Mobles de Catalunya [9]


  • Croatian Conservation Association (Croatian: Hrvatsko restauratorsko društvo ) Official website
  • International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works - Croatian group (Croatian: Međunarodni institut za restauriranje povijesnih i umjetničkih djela - Hrvatska grupa ) Official website
  • Croatian Museum Association - conservator restorers section(Croatian: Hrvatsko muzejsko društvo - sekcija restauratora i preparatora ) Official website


  • Fédération Française des Conservateurs/Restaurateurs


  • Verband der Restauratoren e. V. [5]


  • Magyar Restaurátorok Egyesülete


  • A.R.I. Italian C-Restores' Organisation (IT Professional Body) [10]
  • Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro I.S.C.R.Rome-Italy [11]
  • Opificio delle Pietre Dure O.P.D. Florence-Italy [12]
EICAP Master Program Students
EICAP photo conservation Practical session


Egypt is the richest country in Africa and the Middle East for photographic treasures dating back from 1850. Egypt is also well known for its vast library collections, for the great part in public institutions such as the National Library Dar El Kutub, university libraries, museums etc. Public and private collections of antique photographs and books in Egypt are in a state of rapid deterioration due to environmental factors. In order to address these issues, Catania University and Helwan University, in cooperation with Egyptian-Italian Center for the Conservation of Antique Photographs and Paper Heritage (acronym EICAP), propose a master in Conservation of Antique Photographs and Paper Heritage.


  • ARP - Associação Profissional de Conservadores Restauradores de Portugal - Portuguese Professional Conservators-Restorers Association [13]
  • A-RSF - Restauradores Sem Fronteiras - Grupo Portugal - [14]


  • Asociación de Conservadores Restauradores de España [6]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]


  • European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations A.I.S.B.L. / Confederation Européenne des Organisations de Conservateurs-Restaurateurs A.I.S.B.L. [25]
  • European Association of Architectural Heritage Restoration Companies (AEERPA) / Association Européenne des Entreprises de Restauration du Patrimoine Architectural (AEERPA)[26]


  • International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works [27]
  • International Council Of Museums - Committee for Conservation [28]
  • The Society for the protection of Natural History Collections [29]
  • International Center for the study of preservation of Cultural Property ICCROM [30]
  • A-RSF - Restauradores Sin Fronteras - Organización de cooperación al desarrollo para la salvaguarda del Patrimonio Cultural -[31]