Understanding Conservation website

Colleges and universities
See postgraduate, undergraduate and craft course pages for links to educational institutions
National Occupational Standards database

COTAC members
See About COTAC

Organisations involved in conservation

Building Conservation website (
Charisma project
Chartered Institute of Building
Conservation Course Directors Forum
CyArk digital heritage
Department of Environment Northern Ireland: Built Heritage
ELAICH EU-funded cultural heritage education
Historic England
Funds for Historic Buildings
Heritage Alliance and its Funding Directory
Heritage Skills Hub Midlands
Heritage Portal
Historic Scotland and their Technical Conservaton Knowledge Base
ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
Institute of Historic Building Conservation
National Heritage Training Group
ProjectBook (national trades and consultants register)
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance
World Monuments Fund

Professional accreditation schemes

Architects Accredited in Buiding Conservation
Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
Institute of Conservation
Royal Institute of British Architects
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland
Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

Professional and academic journals

Journal of Architectural Conservation. See the JAC index of articles from 1995 with abstracts The JAC has now moved to Routledge Journals in 2013.
IHBC Conservation Wiki Conservation Wiki is part of the Designing Buildings Wiki platform created to make construction industry knowledge freely available to everyone. Anyone can create articles about subjects they know and find articles about subjects they don't
Context is the official magazine of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). It is produced bi-monthly from March to December - the January edition being replaced by the IHBC Handbook and is distributed free to all members of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. It provides news and views on all aspects of building conservation with regular articles by the foremost protagonists in the field.

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