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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


Preventive Conservation*
June 3 - 16, 2018
Staatsburgh, NY
Description and registration information

Applications for Nanocellulose Films in Conservation
July 19 - 20, 2018
Boston, MA
Description and registration information

Tools and Techniques for UV/Visible Fluorescence Documentation
August 8 - 10, 2018
Durham, NC
Description and registration information

Gels for Paper Conservation*
September 19 - 21, 2018
Philadelphia, PA
Description and registration information

Analysis of Weave Structures in Museum Textiles: Textile Basics and Non-Woven Structures*
October 8 - 10, 2018
Washington, DC
Description and registration information

Stressed About Pests? Integrated Pest Management for Heritage Preservation Professionals
Dates TBD
San Francisco, CA
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

Analysis of Weave Structures in Museum Textiles: Simple Weaves and Complex Structures*

April 8 - 10, 2019
Washington, DC
Description and registration information

∞ 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.