New York Regional Association for Conservation (NYRAC) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to the dissemination and sharing of current
research on the preservation of visual art and artifacts.
NYRAC Statement of Purpose
New York Regional Association for Conservation (NYRAC) has an educational mandate to advance public knowledge about and encourage the study of conservation techniques. New discoveries of researchers as well as innovative methods of practitioners are given a forum for discussion and dissemination. The Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice adopted by the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works form the criteria used in selecting presenters and topics for presentation.
NYRAC is dedicated to promoting the preservation of cultural property. To this end, lectures and workshops are organized for participation by the conservation community in the New York metropolitan area as well as throughout the United States. Programs have been held at educational facilities such a s the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University; the Architectural Preservation department of Columbia University; the Decorative Arts Conservation program of Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York; and the Uris Center of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Graduate conservation students and faculty members make up a significant portion of the participants. Lecturers and instructors are noted specialists in the field of art conservation and allied professions.