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CCI Conservation Scientists Publish Research on Amber

CCI Conservation Scientists Publish Research on Amber

CCI conservation scientists Jennifer Poulin and Kate Helwig recently had their article, "Inside Amber: The Structural Role of Succinic Acid in Class Ia and Class Id Resinite," published in Analytical Chemistry. It was selected as an Editors' Choice by ACS Publications.

Learn More About CCI's Work

Learn More About CCI's Work

Learn about CCIs work to help preserve key heritage character-defining elements and heritage collections of Canada's Parliament Buildings.

Thule Bowl

Thule Bowl

CCI is accepting applications for requests for conservation treatment services that will begin in 2015-2016 (Deadline: October 15, 2014). An example of an object treated at CCI is this Thule bowl, thought to be more than two-hundred years old, from the Avataq Cultural Institute (shown here before and after treatment).

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CCI News and Highlights

  • Christine McNair

    Call for Conservation Treatments 2015-2016

    Final Reminder: CCI is accepting applications until October 15, 2014, for requests for conservation treatment services for 2015-2016. Of particular interest are objects related to the many milestones in Canadian history leading up to 2017, the 150th anniversary of Confederation. Review the complete list of important anniversary dates on our Call for Treatments webpage.

  • 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.

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Priorities

  • 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.
  • Canada's leadership on maternal, newborn and child health
  • Thousands of people celebrating Canada on Parliament hill, watching fireworks