Sustainability in Conservation (SiC) is an international NGO aimed at promoting sustainability and environmental awareness in conservation of cultural heritage and related fields.

The group was founded in 2016 to support environmental responsibility, highlighting the duality of conserving the planet along with the art and heritage it contains. SiC aims to facilitate a united effort to encourage sustainable conduct in conservation by building awareness and providing reliable resources and programs as well as a forum to stimulate the exchange of ideas and knowledge. SiC projects and resources empower everyone in the field, from large organizations to individuals to demonstrate that even small changes in daily working practice can make a large difference.

SiC has a strong online presence and connects directly with conservators and cultural heritage personnel globally. Through our website, newsletter and various social media platforms, SiC continues to grow and connect with institutions worldwide. We work with leading organizations in the field (including ICOM, AIC, AICCM, CMCH, CMCJ, M&CC and the Cultural Heritage Mobilization Network) and develop programs such as the Student Ambassador Program, the Gel’s Cookbook and the Green Solvents Project to find environmentally responsible solutions for the field while maintaining the integrity of the profession.



   SiC promotes and supports sustainable practices and environmental awareness in the conservation of cultural heritage and related fields. By providing programs, forums for discussion and accessible information, we seek to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas between organizations, individuals and universities.


Building awarness of environmental impact and mitigation strategies

Facilitating the exchange of knowledge and ideas between all levels of the field

Making sustainability accessible and


Providing and effectively disseminating reliable,

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