Art Conservation and Art Appraisal Links on the Web

As you educate yourself about the exciting world of Art Conservation, there are links you may find useful. This page contains links to organizations that can provide the public with extremely useful information in being good stewards of their personal treasures. We encourage you to visit the public section of their websites to better gain insight into caring for your personal possessions. Listing on this page in no way indicates an endorsement by the organization of Art-Care, LLC.

CoOL: Conservation Online
CoOL is operated by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) and offers a full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of many different types of materials. It is mostly aimed at the conservation professional, but there is a great deal of information here that would be of interest to a more general market as well.

AIC: The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
One of the two main organizations that govern the world of conservation in North America. This site is quite deep, with an especially useful section containing guidance about "Caring for Your Treasures".

IIC: International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works
Contains less information that would be of interest to a non-professional, but does feature a good list of publications which are available for purchase by non-members.

CAPC: Canadian Association of Professional Conservators
The professional association for the governance of the conservation profession in Canada. This site is offered in both French and English, and contains a particularly good discussion of "What Conservation Is."

Heritage Preservation
Heritage Preservation works to ensure the preservation of America's collective heritage. They have many programs and publications that provide advice and guidance on the proper care and maintenance of all kinds of art objects. Their home page will often feature a monthly set of preservation tips.
A massive database of art, artists and other art-related information sites. Features a an art appraisal tool and a forum.

Links For Art Galleries, Museums, Foundations and Selling Art Online

The Saatchi Gallery - Contemporary art in London
The Saatchi Gallery presents The Triumph of Painting. USA Today artists Mark Grotjahn, Mark Bradford, Jenny Saville, Florian Maier-Aichen, Martin Kippenberger . New American Art.

Agora Gallery, Chelsea - SoHo, New York, NY
Contemporary fine art gallery established 1984. Art consulting services to private and corporate art collectors are provided. Locations in the SoHo and Chelsea art districts. Exhibiting painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and mixed media. Artist portfolios are reviewed. The sponsor of the Chelsea International Fine Art Competition.

Art Gallery Worldwide
Artwork in different styles and media. Website offers a wide variety of features and services that enable customers and artists to buy and sell art.

A Site of Fine Art Giclee Prints for Office and Home, Wall Decor-Large Sizes
Giclee prints on canvas - fine art contemporary giclee prints which include traditional floral & tuscany landscape, floral & still life.

This comprehensive site offers access to fine art galleries world wide listed by location exhibiting art from old masters to emerging artist.

Promotes the ideas and works of a wide variety of artists around the world, provides an International Directory of Art and Artists and a forum for an audience of artists, collectors, museum curators.

The premier site for NEWS of art: up coming events/exhibitions- fairs-museums-galleries, sales/auctions, artists, jobs and culture world wide.

Indian Art Gallery
Gather information about Indian art gallery, online art gallery featuring paintings, drawings and a lot more. Visit our website to to buy or sell Indian art.

Eric Raptosh Photography, Inc.
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Antiques Roadshow FYI
What happens to the stuff after the owners leave the convention hall? ... Where can I get the best deals? ... What are the hot collectibles right now? ... What do the appraisers collect?