Canadian Conservation Institute

The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) is a special operating agency of the federal Department of Canadian Heritage. CCI provides information and services on conservation and preservation issues nationally.[1] The CCI offices are at 1030 Innes Rd.(corner of Innes & St. Laurent).


The CCI is recognized as a pioneer in the conservation of cultural heritage in Canada. The CCI supports the heritage community in preserving Canada’s heritage collections so they can be accessed by current and future generations.


Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) 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. The Institute has worked closely with hundreds of Canadian museums, art galleries, archives, libraries, historic sites, academic institutions, and other heritage organizations to help them better preserve their collections. The primary role of CCI’s clients is to acquire, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit permanent heritage collections that are accessible to the Canadian public for purposes of study, education, and enjoyment. As a Special Operating Agency of the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canadian Conservation Institute has widened its scope of activities and now markets its services and products around the world. The CCI was included amongst other architecturally interesting and historically significant buildings in Doors Open Ottawa, held June 2, 2012.[2]


These are some of the services that they offer:

With a staff of about 80, the Institute has treated more than 13 000 objects for the heritage community, has published hundreds of scientific papers, and has distributed in excess of one million publications. The Institute responds to at least 2000 requests for assistance annually. Working together in well-equipped, fully secure, climate-controlled laboratories, conservators, chemists, engineers, biologists, and other professionals handle projects ranging from information inquiries to complex treatments and research.


  1. A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums –Operations and Administration 2002-04-03
  2. Doors Open Ottawa

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