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Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute

The Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute (MCI, formerly Smithsonian Center for Materials Research and Education - SCMRE) was established in 1963 to provide analysis and conservation support to the Smithsonian Museums. The Institute is focused on providing in-depth research and education in conservation, preservation, technical study, and analysis of museum collections. Located near Washington DC, the Institute is composed of over 30 staff members working in well-equipped conservation and scientific research labs. They regularly sponsor training programs, produce educational materials, and publish research papers advancing the field of conservation.

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Postal Address Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute

Museum Support Center

4210 Silver Hill Road

Suitland, MD 20746 USA

Phone +1 301 238 3700
Fax +1 301 238 3709
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