The Philadelphia Area Conservation Association (PACA) was founded in 2011 by a small group of preservation professionals and conservators to serve their professional communities in the greater Philadelphia area.

To gauge interest in the formation of this organization, a survey was sent to over 200 colleagues in the greater Philadelphia area. The results were exciting as the resounding response was, yes, we would love to have a professional regional organization. We hope this enthusiasm for sharing information and supporting a collegial community always remain at the core of PACA’s identity.