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Is an Emergency Affecting your Collection? 

Is an emergency (such as a natural or manmade disaster) affecting your institution? Call our response team 24/7 at 202-661-8068.  
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Take a Course

With the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and contributions from individuals, FAIC has established an endowment fund for professional development activities.  Events marked with an asterisk (*) are supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; special scholarships are available for those events to U.S. citizens and residents.

Professional Development Courses


Illumination of Collections: Optimization of the Visual Experience*
November 10, 2016
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Description and registration information

Cleaning and Conductivity: New Methods for Treating Paintings, Works on Paper, and Textiles*

December 7 - 9, 2016
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Description and registration information


Photographic Chemistry for Preservation*
2016, dates TBA
Online webinar series
Description - More details and registration information coming soon

The Conservation of Archaeological Iron*
April 18 - 21, 2017
Williamsburg, VA
Description and registration information coming soon


The Conservation of Archaeological Iron*
April 24 - 27, 2017
Williamsburg, VA
Description and registration information coming soon


Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals*
May 28 -29, 2017
Chicago, IL
Description and registration information coming soon

Illumination of Collections on Exhibit: Optimization of the Visual Experience*
May 29, 2017
Chicago, IL
Description and registration information coming soon
AIC Annual Meeting workshops
May 28 - 29, 2017
Chicago, IL
Click here to propose a workshop for the 2017 AIC Annual Meeting


Preventive Conservation*
Summer 2017
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
Description and registration information coming soon

Salted Paper Prints: Process and Purpose*
Workshop: September 13, 2017, Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA
Symposium: September 14-15, 2017, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Call for papers
Description and registration information


Cleaning and Conductivity: New Methods for Treating Paintings, Works on Paper, and Textiles*
2017 dates TBA
Fort Worth, TX
Description and registration information coming soon

Mastering Inpainting
Presented by the International Preservation Studies Center with funding from FAIC¤
2017, dates TBA
Mt. Carroll, IL
Description and registration information - linked to International Preservation Studies Center website

∞ Co-sponsored courses are offered by other organizations, with the financial support of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation.  AIC members are entitled to a discounted registration rate (although numbers may be limited).  Please contact the host organization for course information and registration procedures.

Conservation Science Tutorials

A series of thirteen self-study tutorials on a range of topics, from Adhesion to Weights and Measures, are now freely accessible and can be found by clicking here.