BCIN, the Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network

BCIN, the Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network, is the web's most complete bibliographic resource for the conservation, preservation and restoration of cultural property.

The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN) is in the process of being relaunched on a new platform. During the transition, the Conservation Information Network has implemented this temporary BCIN interface with keyword search capabilities. Please contact us if you have questions or comments.

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International

A worldwide network of libraries and documentation centres contribute data on their combined holdings, including previously unavailable material from private sources, to the BCIN database.

Comprehensive

Cited literature includes:

Authoritative

Available online since 1987, BCIN is a trusted resource for professionals, museums and other heritage organizations. It now contains nearly 200,000 citations, including the first 34 volumes of the Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts (AATA), published between 1955 and 1997.

About BCIN

The Conservation Information Network (CIN) is the product of an international collaboration that facilitates the retrieval and exchange of information concerning the conservation and restoration of cultural property. The Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network was initiated by the Getty Conservation Institute and ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property). Launched in 1987 as a subscription database, BCIN is available through the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). Since May 2002, BCIN has been available free of charge on the CIN website, hosted by CHIN. The database interface, redesigned in 2002, includes both a simple and advanced search function.

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