Preventive Conservation 2015

Preventive Conservation 2015: A hands-on study experience

January 17-30, 2015
Ossabaw Island, Georgia

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. The course is intended for anyone managing a historic property, and it has been popular with emerging professionals in the field.

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 small 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 Friday, January 16, and lodging January 17-30 in the historic “Clubhouse” maintained by the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Participants will return to Savannah on January 30, 2015.

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 November 1, 2014 to: courses@conservation-us.org

Late applications will be considered if space is still available. You may also contact Abigail Choudhury at courses@conservation-us.org or 202-661-8070 for specific questions.