Membership Information

Membership in the ICPN is free, but you must join to reap the benefits. 

ICPN Membership is open to professionals and volunteers who work with publically accessible collections, as well as, to undergraduate and graduate college students in related fields of study.  Members must provide an email address and a street address for the institutions with which they are affiliated.  Join by calling the ICPN Project Manager at (217) 782-7475, or use the Contact Form to send us your email address and information about your institution.


Some benefits of Membership:

  • Access to a database of Illinois museums, libraries, historical societies, and archives.

  • Free attendance to members-only disaster preparedness workshops and ICPN webinars on a variety of preservation topics.

  • Build relationships by joining a network of professionals.

  • Put your institution on the ICPN map of member-affiliated collections-holding facilities.


* Note: Some member benefits are limited to institutions.


All of our scholarships have been awarded!

During the first year of our project, ICPN Members could apply for a $500 scholarship to workshops/courses at the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies.  These scholarships have been awarded.  If you are interested in seeing their ongoing class offerings, view the Campbell Center's list of courses.


Among the scholarship recipients were students, docents, a librarian, and a conservation technician. Recipients represented ICPN Regions 2, 3, 4, and 5 (no one from Region 1, southern Illinois, applied for a scholarship).  The following classes were taken:

  • Reading, Transcribing and Caring for Early American Document
  • Historic Masonry Restoration
  • Exhibit Design for Small Museum
  • Principles of Collections Management
  • Care of Plastics
  • Care of Photographic Collections II
  • Care of Historic Scrapbooks
  • Preservation and Repair of Low-fired Ceramics
  • Principles of Collections Management
  • Care of Paintings