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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


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

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


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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