Center for Conservation and Preservation

Our Mission: 

Welcome to the Center for Conservation and Preservation (CCAP), part of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH). CCAP is dedicated to the conservation and research of Yale’s diverse art and natural history collections, from early photographs to Early Italian paintings, from illuminated manuscripts to Indo-Pacific textiles, from natural history dioramas to outdoor sculpture. The scientific research labs of the Center perform both object- and materials- based research. The former involves the examination and analysis of objects for evidence of their manufacture and life history while the latter deals with fundamental studies of degradation and developing practical strategies for preventing and repairing damage to artifacts. Creation of the custom designed conservation treatment facilities will be completed in the Fall of 2014 and will help meet the expanding needs of Yale’s cultural and natural history collections. The multidisciplinary nature of the Center emphasizes collaboration with various University departments and units, as well as with IPCH’s other organization, the Yale Digital Collections Center (YDC2). The Center’s mission incorporates teaching and training at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels as well as public outreach.


Gongju, Korea
Tuesday May 20 - Friday, May 23, 2014 Kongju National University, Gongju, Republic of Korea Stefan Simon, Director of the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage...
Analysis of Fayum portrait using a portable XRF. J.P. Getty Museum collection.
2014 Workshop November 18-21, 2014 Getty Villa 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 The XRF Bootcamp, previously held at the Institute for the...
YUAG 1854.1. Visible light, Human-headed genie watering sacred tree
Jens Stenger, associate conservation scientist at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, is interviewed by Yale News regarding his research into the...