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Collaborate, learn, and network with your colleagues both in person and online. Attend our annual meeting, the largest conference in North America for conservation professionals.

Current Workshops

  • Our professional development workshops are a crucial source for continuing education for conservation professionals. Many of our them are hands-on, lab-based experiences that are not offered anywhere else in the world.
  • We established an endowment fund to support these programs with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and contributions from individuals. Additional sources support some workshops, as noted below.

Photographic Chemistry for Preservation Series
Self-study online
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fund for Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation
The Conservation of Japanese Hanging Scrolls
August 21 - 28, 2019, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA
Organized by the Northeast Document Conservation Center with support from FAIC

The Use of Gels for Stain Reduction in Paper Based Objects
September 13-14, 2019, American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA
Organized by the New England Conservation Association with support from FAIC


Material Immaterial: Photographs in the 21st Century
September 23 - 25, 2019, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fund for Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities


The Conservation of Leather Bookbindings
March 9 - 13, 2020, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Photograph Conservation Basics
April 7 - 10, 2020, New York City Municipal Archives, New York, NY

FAIC's Education Coordinator, AIC's Board Director of Professional Education and Training, and the Education and Training Committee (ETC) review and select professional development workshop topics with input from Specialty Group officers as appropriate.

Have an idea for a workshop? Learn more about how to Propose a Workshop.