Armed with knowledge of Preventative Conservation and an introduction to Integrated Pest Management should set any small institution up for success, but when objects become damaged or vulnerable to damage, it’s time to call in the professionals. The American Institute for Conservation offers a great tool for locating conservators in your area. The website is a resource recommended by conservators and the Institute only lists professional AIC members who have attained professional designation within the organization and have been reviewed by a committee of other professional conservators. AIC also offers a convenient Find a Conservator tool.
Want more information about conservation? Conservation Online (CoOL) is a freely accessible platform to generate and disseminate vital resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide.