Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

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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

Anikó Bezur, Wallace S. Wilson Director of Scientific Research at Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH)
March 19, 2021
When Yale Library conservators and collection managers puzzled over the presence of arsenic in the letters of Ezra Stiles, the university’s seventh president, they turned to...
The View From Here. Image Credit: Hedy Tung, Staff Photographer, and Zoe Berg, Photo Editor
March 1, 2021
From Mar. 2 to Jun. 29, the Yale Center for British Art and Lens Media Lab at Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage will offer a five-month long program...
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...