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. These include employing nanotechnology to slow the decay of artworks and utilizing 3-D technology to digitize and study collections. The institute hosts seminars, conferences, and visiting scholars from around the world, and its researchers and artists collaborate closely with staff from the University’s libraries and museums to care for the University’s collections and treasures.