FAIC workshops are a crucial source for continuing education for conservation professionals in the United States and abroad. Our courses have reached 6,920 people through 211 events over the past 10 years. Many of these are hands-on, lab-based experiences that are not offered anywhere else in the world.
Workshops have taken place in dozens of states as well as online. In all, nearly five million dollars in grants have been secured by FAIC to support professional development programs for conservators over the past 10 years. This is in addition to our successful grants for international exchanges, publications, disaster response, and other projects. Over the years we have awarded over 700 grants and scholarships totaling over $1.4 million.
However, it is important to note that many of these grants require matching funds, or do not pay the full salary and administrative costs of the programs. We rely heavily on donations from members such as you to give us the base funds we need to keep our programs active and sustainable.
Please consider a donation to FAIC this year to continue our programs for the next decade.
"Following my participation in the FAIC course, “Conservation of Transparent Papers,” I am capable of making better-informed decisions regarding the conservation of these papers. Hildegard Homburger’s tips during the course were invaluable. These included the use of isinglass when mending and the use of dyes (rather than acrylics) when toning transparent paper inserts. I have already been able to share these newfound techniques with my colleagues at the National Archives."
Annie Wilker, a conservator at the National Archives said of the course:
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