About CCI

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is a Special Operating Agency of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Institute was created in 1972 to promote the proper care and preservation of Canada's cultural heritage and to advance the practice, science, and technology of conservation.


Through conservation science, treatment, and preventive conservation, the Canadian Conservation Institute supports heritage institutions and professionals in conserving Canada's heritage collections so they can be accessed by current and future generations.

This mission is accomplished through conservation research and development, expert services, and knowledge dissemination – through CCI’s publications, library, and professional development.


  • The following values are reflected in all that CCI does:
  • excellence and expertise honesty and integrity
  • respect
  • responsibility and accountability

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