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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


Use of Chelating Agents in Paper Conservation*
March 27 - 29, 2018
Palo Alto, CA
Description and registration information

Compensation for Loss
April 23 - 27, 2018
Rochester, NY
Description and registration information

Workshops at the AIC Annual Meeting
May 29-30, 2018
Houston, TX
Description and registration information


Preventive Conservation*
Summer 2018
Staatsburgh, NY
Description and registration information coming soon


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


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


Stressed About Pests? Integrated Pest Management for Heritage Preservation Professionals
September 13 - 14, 2018
San Francisco, CA
Description and registration information coming soon

Gels for Paper Conservation*
Fall 2018 (dates TBD)
Philadelphia, PA
Description and registration information coming soon
Analysis of Weave Structures in Museum Textiles: Textile Basics and Non-Woven Structures*
October 8 - 10, 2018
Washington, DC
Description and registration information coming soon
Lime and Mortars
October 16 - 18, 2018

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.