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. 

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)