Preventive Conservation

A hands-on study experience
January 7-20, 2011
Ossabaw Island, Georgia
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This is a unique opportunity to study and apply preventive conservation techniques in a historic house on a wilderness barrier island off the coast of Savannah, Georgia.

Six participants will join six project leaders for this in-depth experience at the Torrey West House on Ossabaw Island.  The island is reachable only by chartered boat, and participants will bring supplies and food from the mainland. 

There is no registration fee.  The six selected participants will provide their own round trip transportation to Savannah, Georgia and food for meals.  Each participant will receive a $300 stipend toward these expenses.  The Ossabaw Island Foundation and FAIC will provide boat transportation to the island, hotel lodging in Savannah on the night of Saturday, January 7, and lodging January 8-20 in the historic “Clubhouse” maintained by the Foundation.  The group will return to Savannah on Friday, January 20.

To apply, please send a letter outlining your interest in preventive conservation and a resume or c.v. (be sure to include all current contact information) by December 7 to:

Acceptance decisions will be announced by Dec. 9.  Late applications will be considered if space is still available.  See the attached description for further information.  You may also contact Abigail Choudhury at or 202-661-8070 for specific questions.

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