Inside the 400,000-square-foot Yale Collection Studies Center, researchers from the University’s libraries and museums are using sophisticated technologies to preserve Yale’s vast art, cultural heritage, and natural history collections, while also advancing art conservation.

Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

The Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, established by a transformational gift from Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin ’78, is dedicated to improving the science and practice of art conservation around the world through the use of digital and other technologies. more

There are two core facilities that support the work of the Institute:

  • Center for Conservation and Preservation
    The Center for Conservation and Preservation promotes the study of the materials and preservation techniques of cultural artifacts — from understanding the nature of deterioration of various materials to developing techniques to counteract decay using microscopic analysis and forensic sciences. more
  • Yale Digital Collections Center
    The Yale Digital Collections Center is working to make Yale’s cultural heritage and natural history collections digitally accessible to the world. The facility serves as a centralized home for the University’s digital collections, providing digital analysis, support for cross-disciplinary research, and collections management. It houses a state-of-the-art shared imaging lab for large-scale art and specimens. more