To find a conservator in private practice and in your area, go to the Resource Center page on the American Institute for Conservation's website.
To find helpful advice about the best way to preserve your own cherished collections, follow this link to the American Institute for Conservation's "Caring for Your Treasures" page, which includes downloadable brochures by object type.
There are a small number of graduate programs that offer degrees in art conservation, archival and information conservation, and historic preservation. The requirements for these programs vary, but usually include a background in science, fine art, and cultural studies. Follow this link to learn more.