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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.

Creating a Sustainable Preservation Environment
December 10, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, online webinar
Wood Identification
February 26 - 28, 2020, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, TX

Supported by a collaborative agreement with the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology


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
Inkjet Materials

October 12-13, 2020, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester, NY
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fund for Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation


Inkjet Materials

October 16-17, 2020, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester, NY
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fund for Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation


TechFocus IV: Caring for 3-D Printed Art (Rapid Prototyping)
Dates TBD, 2020, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts


Photographic Chemistry for Preservation Series
Self-study online
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fund for Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation

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.