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.

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Historic photographic papers from the Lens Media Lab collection
November 15, 2019
Paul Messier made the leap to photography when apprenticing with José Orraca, who was enlisted by Georgia O’Keeffe to preserve Alfred Stieglitz’s prints when photographic...
Moonlight, ca. 1888. Ralph Albert Blakelock, (American, 1847–1919),  Oil on canvas, 36 3/16 x 29 3/16 in. (91.92 x 74.14 cm), Gift from the Collection of Alice M. Kaplan through her daughter Joan K. Davidson, 2017.62.1
October 23, 2019
The Times’ Preserving the Past for Museum Visitors of the Future features research of the IPCH Technical Studies Lab that discovered a painting beneath a painting –...
Alison Gilchrest
September 24, 2019
Alison Gilchrest, a recognized authority in developing capacity for heritage communities worldwide, has been appointed inaugural Director of Applied Research and Outreach at...
June 14, 2019
Fifteen students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) recently received a hands-on introduction to art conservation during the 2019 Yale-HBCU Student and...