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  • American Association of Museums (AAM)
    The American Association of Museums’ mission is to strengthen museums through leadership, advocacy, collaboration and service.
     
  • American Association for State and Local History (AASLH)
    AASLH provides leadership and support for its members who preserve and interpret state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans.
     
  • American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works (AIC)
    The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization of conservation professionals. Its members include conservators, educators, scientists, students, archivists, art historians, and other conservation enthusiasts in over twenty countries around the world.
     
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
    As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and the protection of the environment.
     
  • Association for Preservation Technology (Washington, DC Chapter)
    APT DC is a not-for-profit educational association founded in 1980 to serve the needs of preservationist in the greater Washington DC metro area. APT DC promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge concerning the conservation of historic resources and the application of preservation technology.
     
  • Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
    AMIA is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.
     
  • Atelier Boba
    Located in Paris, France, the Atelier Boba is dedicated to both the preservation/conservation of photographs and the production of digital prints. As a trained photograph conservator, Caroline Barcella offers a variety of conservation services to museums, archives, and collectors. As a printmaker, Ryan Boatright focuses on collaborations with contemporary artists and photographers. He creates digital prints utilizing processes, papers, and inks that compliment the ideas of his clients.
     
  • Campbell Center for Historic Preservtion Studies
    The Campbell Center offers professional development coursework to meet the training needs of individuals who work in the fields of cultural resource management. The Campbell Center offers courses in collections care, historic preservation, and conservation refreshers for mid-career professionals.
     
  • Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
    Through conservation science, treatment, and preventive conservation, the Canadian Conservation Institute supports the heritage community in preserving Canada's heritage collections so they can be accessed by current and future generations.
     
  • Conservation OnLine (CoOL)
    CoOL, an online resource operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation is a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials. It is a growing online resource for conservators, collection care specialists, and other conservation professionals.
     
  • The Daguerrian Society
    The Daguerreian Society brings together people from all over the world who are united by a common interest in the history of photography. Our members include students and teachers... museum curators and scientists... collectors and dealers... historians, photographers and artists.
     
  • Film Forever—The Home Film Preservation Guide
    The objective of this web site is to provide simple guidelines for preserving motion picture film materials outside of specialized archives, with a focus on storage at home.
     
  • George Eastman House
    The George Eastman House is the world's oldest photography museum and one of the world's oldest film archives, opened to the public in 1949. World-renowned for its photograph and motion picture archives, the museum is also a leader in film preservation and photograph conservation, educating archivists and conservators from around the world.
     
  • Heritage Preservation
    Heritage Preservation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of the United States. By identifying risks, developing innovative programs, and providing broad public access to expert advice, Heritage Preservation assists museums, libraries, archives, historic preservation and other organizations, as well as individuals, in caring for our endangered heritage.
     
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
    The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. The Institute works at the national level and in coordination with state and local organizations to sustain heritage, culture, and knowledge; enhance learning and innovation; and support professional development.
     
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
    The International Standards Organization (ISO), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is the worldwide recognized body responsible for publishing standards on the permanence of photographic materials. Standards have been published on test methods, storage and handling recommendations, and material specifications. IPI recognizes the critical role played by these documents since they represent the current and accepted viewpoint of international experts.
     
  • Library and Archives Canada
    In 2004, the National Archives of Canada and the National Library of Canada were drawn together by the Library and Archives of Canada Act to create a new knowledge institution for Canadians—Library and Archives Canada, a source of enduring knowledge and the continuing memory of the government of Canada and its institutions.
     
  • Library Preservation at Harvard
    Services include advice, collections care, emergency preparedness, imaging services, conservation, digital preservation, education & training, and a preservation library.
     
  • Library of Congress: Preservation
    The Library of Congress is the research library of the United States Congress, de facto national library of the United States, and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. Located in three buildings in Washington, D.C., it is the largest library in the world by shelf space and holds the largest number of books.
     
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities. NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars.
     
  • National Film Preservation Foundation
    The National Film Preservation Foundation is the nonprofit organization created by the U.S. Congress to help save America's film heritage. We support activities nationwide that preserve American films and improve film access for study, education, and exhibition.
     
  • Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC)
    The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is a nonprofit, regional conservation center specializing in the preservation of paper-based materials. NEDCC serves libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other collections holding institutions, as well as private collections.
     
  • Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
    OCLC is a worldwide library cooperative, owned, governed and sustained by members since 1967. Our public purpose is a statement of commitment to each other—that we will work together to improve access to the information held in libraries around the globe, and find ways to reduce costs for libraries through collaboration.
     
  • The Photographic Materials Group (PMG)
    The Photographic Materials Group (PMG) consists of about 300 members who are interested in photographic preservation, conservation treatment, history and technology. The various backgrounds and interests of PMG members mirrors the diversity of materials found in photographic media: paper, metals, plastic film, glass and composite objects including, and album and book structures.
     
  • Preservation & Conservation Administration News (PCAN)
    Preservation & Conservation blog featuring editorials, essays, white papers, book reviews, conference reports, news, videos, discussion boards, and links to preservation/conservation related social sites and web pages.
     
  • Smithsonian Institute Libraries: Preservation Services
    The Smithsonian Institution Libraries is committed to the preservation, safe exhibition, and long-term access to its collections, many of which are irreplaceable. Our comprehensive preservation program includes the coordination of all library-wide activities relating to the preservation of library collections; conservation treatment of special and general collections needed for research, exhibition or digitization; collection maintenance and shelf preparation activities; commercial binding of serials and monographs; reformatting to microfilm or photocopy; disaster planning and response; environmental control; staff and user education; and public outreach.
     
  • Society of American Archivists (SAA)
    Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America's oldest and largest national archival professional association. SAA's mission is to serve the educational and informational needs of more than 5,500 individual and institutional members and to provide leadership to ensure the identification, preservation, and use of records of historical value.
     
  • The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T)
    The Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) is an international non-profit organization whose goal is to keep members aware of the latest scientific and technological developments in the field of imaging through conferences, journals and other publications.
     
  • Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
    The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. SMPTE members are spread throughout 64 countries worldwide. As well, over 200 Sustaining (Corporate) Members belong to SMPTE, allowing networking and contacts to occur on a larger scale. Touching on every discipline, our members include engineers, technical directors, cameramen, editors, technicians, manufacturers, designers, educators, consultants and field users in networking, compression, encryption and more.
     
  • US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
    The United States National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is an independent agency of the United States government charged with preserving and documenting government and historical records and with increasing public access to those documents. NARA is officially responsible for maintaining and publishing the legally authentic and authoritative copies of acts of Congress, presidential proclamations and executive orders, and federal regulations.