Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts

The Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) is a nonprofit conservation facility specializing in the treatment of works on paper, photographs, and books. Founded in 1977, CCAHA has grown to be one of the largest conservation centers in the country, serving nonprofit cultural institutions, private individuals, and collecting organizations.

With conservators trained in paper, photograph, and book conservation, CCAHA treats every kind of paper object, including drawings, prints, maps, posters, historic wallpaper, photographs, rare books, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, as well as related materials like parchment and papyrus. CCAHA’s state-of-the-art digital imaging lab creates facsimiles and digital images that provide access to fragile objects. The housing and framing technicians at CCAHA create custom frames and storage housing, from museum-ready frames to archival folders and boxes.

CCAHA’s Preservation Services Office has coordinated CCAHA’s consulting and educational outreach for over 30 years. Preservation Services staff members help institutions assess and safeguard their collections through needs and risk assessments, collections surveys, and preservation and disaster planning. They also organize CCAHA’s educational program roster, presenting workshops and national conferences on topics relating to collections care and preservation planning. CCAHA offers fundraising support and grant writing assistance to institutions looking to fund conservation treatment.


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