Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage


Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage is a research collaborative, dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of material culture. Our work connects Yale students, scholars, and collections, catalyzing wide-ranging partnerships that bridge art and science in a unique space for learning, creativity, and innovation.

News and Events

Yale undergrads help Smithsonian improve museum accessibility
October 23, 2020
The COVID shutdowns have given museums a chance to rethink visitor accessibility. This summer, the Smithsonian asked Yale engineering students to help design exhibits that...
Installation view of “Candice Breitz: Too Long, Didn’t Read” at The Baltimore Museum of Art, March 2020. Photo by Mitro Hood. Courtesy of The Baltimore Museum of Art.
October 6, 2020
IPCH’s Alison Gilchrest on museum board diversity: “There are three facets to museums’ commitments to equity, social justice, and other goals—training, collection, and...
Paul Messier, IPCH Chair
March 13, 2020
As the new chair of Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH), Paul Messier oversees research at the intersection of science and the humanities....
Bill Brandt / Henry Moore, book cover, Martina Droth and Paul Messier, Yale University Press, 2020
January 30, 2020
Photographer Bill Brandt (1904–1983) and sculptor Henry Moore (1898–1986) first crossed paths during the Second World War, when each produced images of civilians sheltering...