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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
Emergency Planning
September 14 - November 20, 2020, online
Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Photograph Conservation Basics  Postponed!
New Dates TBD, New York City Municipal Archives, New York, NY
Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities

Rigging Basics Postponed!
New Dates TBD, Penn Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
Inkjet Materials - Postponed!

October 12-13, 2020, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester, NY
October 16-17, 2020, Image Permanence Institute, Rochester, NY
Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation fund for Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation


Airbrushing in Conservation
November 4 - 6, 2020, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities
TechFocus IV: Caring for 3-D Printed Art - Postponed!
2021 Dates TBDSFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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.