New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Material
This is the professional association of conservators of cultural property in Aotearoa. You will find them all over the country working in museums,
NEDCC North East Document Conservation Centre
galleries and in private practice. NZCCM provides support to members and can connect you with qualified conservators.
Founded in 1973, NEDCC was the first independent conservation laboratory in the USA to specialize exclusively in treating collections made of paper or parchment, such as works of art, photographs, books, documents, maps, imaging, and audio preservation services, as well as preservation training, assessments and consultations, and disaster advice on collections.
NEDCC is a trusted resource worldwide for information on the preservation of paper-based collections.
The Global Conservation Forum
Conservation OnLine (CoOL) is a freely accessible platform to generate and disseminate vital resources for those working to preserve cultural heritage worldwide. Through the support of the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation, CoOL is committed to growing and sustaining these resources into the future. As an authoritative and trusted source of information, CoOL serves to foster, convene, and promote collaboration.
Free online program created by the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover, MA, which helps institutions write comprehensive disaster plans.
How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters
A useful guide on preparing for disaster.
Te Papa - Disaster Planning & Recovery
Be ready for earthquakes, fires, and floods. Protect your staff, visitors, and collections.
W.A.A.C - Salvage at a glance
A useful resource guide for how to salvage collections damaged in a disaster
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress, the de facto national library of the United States and the largest library in the world. Its collection was growing at a rate of about two million items per year; it reached more than 170 million items in 2020.
The National Library of New Zealand is here to help you access and use the collective knowledge of the nation. It is their job to collect, connect, and co-create knowledge to power New Zealand.
As a library and as a national institution they are open to one and all, and you can find out more about the role of the Library as defined in the National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa) Act (2003).