Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

While studying the decay and change of movable and immovable heritage over time, the institute’s research focuses on contributions to safeguard cultural heritage in a sustainable manner, both on a global and local scale, to preserve it for future generations.  Among the priorities of the Institute’ s groups and laboratories are “green” and preventive conservation, materials aging diagnostics, technical and technological studies on cultural artifacts, physico-mechanical and non-destructive testing in the built heritage field, and sustainable preservation strategies. Conservation interventions and treatments are taking place in the IPCH Conservation Laboratory, which is a shared facility in service of Yale’s vast collections and museums, while the IPCH Digitization Laboratory engages in service and research of digital recording, preservation and access.  Click here for more information about the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage.

Faculty Advisory Committee:
  • Stefan Simon, Director
  • Michelle Addington (School of Architecture and School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)
  • Tamar Gendler (Philosophy and Psychology)
  • Susan Gibbons (University Librarian)
  • Steven Girvin (Applied Physics)
  • Amy Meyers (Center for British Art)
  • Mary E. Miller (School of Art)
  • Mark Pagani (Geology and Geophysics)
  • Richard O. Prum (Peabody Museum and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
  • Jock Reynolds (University Art Gallery)
  • Holly Rushmeier (Computer Science)
  • David Skelly (Peabody Museum, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology)
  • Scott Strobel (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry)
  • T. Kyle Vanderlick (School of Engineering and Applied Sciences)