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

September 30, 2021
Alan Yuhas, NY Times For decades, researchers at Yale and elsewhere have questioned the authenticity of a map that seemed to reflect Viking travels to North America. The...
Summer intern Thais Shepard in the lab at the IPCH
September 16, 2021
Jon Atherton, Yale West Campus News. Yale undergraduates and a steady stream of trainees are experiencing the arts, sciences, and humanities all under one roof – and all in...
Anti-Romantic by Emily Pruitt
September 8, 2021
Exhibtion review by by Brain Slattery, New Haven Independent.  The young woman at the center of Emily Pruitt’s Anti-Romantic looks as if she has a story to tell, but she’s...
Analysis unlocks secret of the Vinland Map — it’s a fake
September 2, 2021
Mike Cummings, Yale News. The Vinland Map, once hailed as the earliest depiction of the New World, is awash in 20th-century ink. A team of conservators and conservation...