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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 


Photographic Chemistry for Preservation
Series of self-paced online courses
Description and registration information

Wood Identification
January 28 - 30, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Description and registration information

Stressed About Pests? Integrated Pest Management for Heritage Preservation Professionals
February 28 - March 1, 2019
San Francisco, CA
Description and registration information


Glass and Ceramic Conservation
March 18 – 22, 2019
The Conservation Center, Chicago, IL
Description and registration information coming soon


Analysis of Weave Structures in Museum Textiles: Simple Weaves and Complex Structures*
April 8 - 10, 2019
Washington, DC
Description and registration information

Preventive Conservation
2019 Dates TBD
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Staatsburgh, NY
Description and registration information coming soon


Applications for Nanocellulose Films in Conservation
2019 Dates TBD
Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis,
Description and registration information coming soon


Gels in Paper Conservation*
July 17 - 19, 2019
The Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, CA
Description and registration information


Conservation of Leather Bookbindings
July 30 - August 2, 2019

University of Washington Libraries, Seattle, WA

Description and registration information coming soon

Lime and Mortars
Presented by the National Center for Preservation Training and Technology, co-sponsored by FAIC
Dates TBD
Natchitoches, LA
Description and registration information coming soon

∞ 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.

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