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Links for conservators

AATA Online 
AATA Online is a comprehensive database of over 136,000 abstracts of literature related to the preservation and conservation of material cultural heritage

Artstor is a nonprofit organisation committed to digital collection solutions for universities, museums, schools, and libraries worldwide​

A comprehensive bibliographic resource for the conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property

A free chemical structure database providing access to over 34m structures, properties, and associated information.  ChemSpider is owned by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Conservation and Art Materials Encyclopedia Online 
A wiki dedicated to art conservation and historic preservation. Developed by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Conservation Online 
An online resource by and for conservators and related fields, including the CondDistList

Copac brings together the catalogues of around 90 major UK and Irish libraries, including the British Library

Getty Research Institute Vocabularies 
Getty vocabularies of art and architecture

Heritage Portal 
A community hub and online resource for cultural heritage research

ICOMOS Open Archive 
A global archive specialising in the conservation and restoration of monuments, sites and landscapes

Image Permanence Institute 
Scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information

International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property 
ICCROM is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage

Access to more than 1,000 academic journals

Museum of London 
E-learning and self-assessment tools for conservators

National Trust Knowledge Bank 
An introduction to the National Trust’s conservation methods, collection guides and bibliography

Serials Union Catalogue 
A resource to find journals across the UK

Visual Arts Data Service
VADS is an established and comprehensive resource for visual arts. Its archive includes 100,000 images that are freely available and copyright cleared for use in learning, teaching and research in the UK


American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works Code of Ethics 

Conservation Online ethical issues in conservation 

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 

DCMS Cultural Property Prevention of Illicit Trade 

International Council of Museums (ICOM) Code of Ethics 

IUCN Red List 

UK Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (UKIC) Code of Ethics 

Victoria & Albert Museum Ethics Checklist

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