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World Theatre Day

The decorative stage curtain that hangs in Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre (NAC) in Ottawa was created by Canadian fibre artist Micheline Beauchemin and is a Canadian icon. When a plan was required for its cleaning and restoration, the NAC turned to CCI. Visit our Facebook page for more.

World Poetry Day

For World Poetry Day, CCI is pleased to share photos of a scrapbook created by Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae, best known for his poem "In Flanders Fields." Visit our Facebook page for more.

Identification Cards

CCI has recently completed the conservation treatments of two WWII identification cards, one true and one forged. Visit our Facebook page for more.


CCI has completed the conservation treatment of an iron socket bayonet for a Springfield model 1795 musket used in the Battle of York during the War of . For more, visit our Facebook page.

Salome Costume

CCI's conservation treatment of dancer-choreographer Maud Alla's Salome dance costume from the Dance Collection Danse collection has been completed. Visit our Facebook page for more treatment photos.

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CCI News and Highlights

  • CCI’s Strategic Plan for

    CCI is pleased to launch our Strategic Plan for ! The Plan sets out how we will focus our knowledge and expertise to ensure the greatest impact on preservation and access to significant heritage objects and collections in Canada.

  • RE-ORG: Canada (Ontario) - Phase 1 - Getting Started

    The six Ontario museums selected to participate in RE-ORG: Canada (Ontario) have completed Phase 1 of their year-long project of re organizing their storage areas. Visit Phase 1: Getting Started to learn more about what they have accomplished, and find out what they are working towards during Phase 2.

  • CCI's Conservation Research

    CCI's research and development is driven by the needs of the heritage community in Canada and forms the foundation of CCI's service and knowledge dissemination activities. Visit CCI Research Projects to learn more about the Institute's research projects in conservation treatments and science.

  • CCI Technical Bulletins and Symposia Proceedings Available Online - FREE!

    CCI is delighted to announce that most CCI Technical Bulletins and all symposia proceedings are now available online for free! New CCI Technical Bulletins will continue to be sold, for a period of five years, on a partial cost recovery basis. After that time, they will also be made available for free.

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