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Heritage Preservation was responsible for the creation of many programs that changed the conservation field. Many continue to this day.

National Conservation Advisory Council

National Institute for Conservation

Heritage Preservation

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Heritage Preservation (HP) began focusing on emergency preparedness and response in the late 1980s after a series of national disasters swept across the United States.

A survey conducted in 2004 and 2014, HHI found that immediate action was needed to prevent the loss of millions of irreplaceable artifacts.

The CAP program was created by Heritage Preservation in 1990 to assist small and medium-sized museums and cultural heritage institutions with grants towards assessing the condition of their collections.

Connecting to Collections was founded in 2010 to help cultural institutions, small and large, find information about conservation and best practices for collections care for free.


Rescue Public Murals launched in December of 2006 with the goal of raising public awareness of the rich history of murals throughout the United States.

Save Outdoor Sculpture! was founded in 1989 as a community-based effort to identify, document, and conserve American outdoor sculptures.

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