Reference sites

Labo INP reference sites

On this page I propose you some reference sites (not exhaustive) about conservation-restoration. Professional trainings and publications are available. They cover all the specialities according to the supports of creation. In addition to the scientific aspect, they also propose an anthropological and sociological approach to works of art and question our relationship to them.

It is essential to continue training and to monitor techniques. Indeed, they are improving and questioning our practices and the products used. In addition, the feedback from other conservators-restorers during conferences allows us to share information. Meetings, training and publications are an indispensable source for the evolution of our practices. Here are some reference sites:

The Research and Restoration Center of the Museums of France:


Initial and ongoing training:

INP, National Heritage Institute:

ESA Avignon, Ecole supérieure d'Art d'Avignon:

Paris 1, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne:

Online publications:





Studies in Conservation:

Bibliography (INP website)

Reference sites: Documentary resources available on government sites (French, English, Italian)

See also the article on the role of conservation-restoration