National Center for Scientific Research
Campus Gérard-Mégie
3 rue Michel-Ange - F-75794 Paris cedex 16, France

The Center for Research on Preservation (known by its French initials, CRC) is a research and services unit that falls under the joint umbrella of the CNRS (France’s national scientific research council), the French National Museum of Natural History, the Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the Centre for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF). It specializes in research aiming at the preservation of cultural property. The unit comprises some fifty scientists – chemists, physicists, biologists, art historians and science and technology historians – working in three different locations.