International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Conservators Survey

Conservators Survey

How do practising conservators access and use scientific information and services? How useful is it to them?

In September 2013 a survey of conservators was launched via the ICCROM website and social media pages, and further disseminated through IIC, ICOM-CC, E.C.C.O., AIC, VDR and ICON. Over the course of 20 days, more than 1000 professionals responded from 68 countries (750+ Europe and North America; 97 Latin America & the Caribbean; 75 Asia & the Pacific; 39 Arab States; 14 Africa).

The findings reveal the collective experience and viewpoint of a broad range of professionals working in the field of heritage conservation regarding their access to and use of scientific information and services within conservation practice.