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Audiovisual Heritage

Audiovisual Heritage

CCI recognizes October 27 as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to promote awareness of the vulnerability of audiovisual materials as well as the importance of preventing their loss, both as heritage objects and records.

Albumen print of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless

CCI Honours Women's History Month

In honour of Women's History Month, CCI is pleased to share this image of an albumen print of Adelaide Hunter Hoodless that is being treated at CCI. Visit the Adelaide Hunter Hoodless Homestead to learn more about this influential Canadian woman.

CCI's Conservation Research

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.

Visit AGO's Alex Colville Exhibition

Visit AGO's Alex Colville Exhibition

CCI completed the conservation treatment of Canadian artist Alex Colville's iconic painting "Horse and Train" in 2006. The painting is featured in the current Art Gallery of Ontario's exhibition on the artist's work and its influence on popular culture. Explore the exhibit in person or online.

The Royal 22e Regiment Turns 100

The Royal 22e Regiment Turns 100

CCI congratulates the Royal 22e Regiment on its 100th anniversary! Watch the documentary The Van Doos, 100 Years with the Royal Regiment and visit CCI's Facebook page for images of objects from the Regiment that have been conserved at CCI.

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CCI News and Highlights

  • RE-ORG: Canada (Ontario) is Ready to Begin!

    RE-ORG: Canada (Ontario) is Ready to Begin!

    At the Ontario Museum Association's Annual Conference, which will be held from October 15 to 17 in Alliston, Ontario, the first group to embark on CCI's new training initiative, RE-ORG:Canada, will meet to begin a year-long project of re-organizing their storage areas. We are delighted to launch this learning program with the following participating organizations:

    - Lambton Heritage Museum
    - Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre
    - Collingwood Museum
    - West Parry Sound District Museum (The Museum on Tower Hill)
    - Clarington Museums
    - Norfolk Arts Centre at Lynnwood National Historic Site

  • Canadian Library Month

    CCI Recognizes Canadian Library Month

    In recognition of Canadian Library Month, we invite you to explore CCI's Resource Centre, which has one of the largest collections of conservation resources in the world!

  • CCI Workshops

    CCI Workshops

    This fall or winter find a great learning opportunity in your region! To register, call or email the contact provided in the workshop calendar.

  • Managing heritage collections during floods or other disasters

    Managing heritage collections during floods or other disasters

    CCI offers emergency advice to Canadian museums and heritage institutions dealing with floods or other disasters, and can provide guidance on salvage and recovery of objects and collections. CCI also maintains a list of resources for individuals seeking information on salvaging personal valuables.

More News and Highlights


  • Women's History Month - October. A map of Canada on a green background with a silhouette of a woman holding a paper in her left hand and, with her right, she is holding a marker to the tip of an arrow that points upward.
  • Tomb of the Unknown Soldier covered in poppies along with two pictures of veterans.
  • Get the facts and talk with your kids about the dangers of drugs. Photograph of a mother and her daughter having a conversation and looking at each other while sitting on stairs. Next to the photo on each side there are drops of paint in pink and white.