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  • "The hands-on lab portions solidified the teaching and made me feel capable of taking these techniques to my institution."
  • "I found this class broadened my approach to the items I work with. I will look more carefully…this will influence future decisions about treating our artifacts and collections."
  • "The tour of storage and the ability to work with a teaching collection was invaluable."
  • "Gorgeous storage! #workgoals"

2018 Center for Collections Care Participants
Read more about their experience.

"We consistently turn away museum professionals at various stages of their careers interested in professional development courses, but not interested in pursuing a graduate degree – this is especially so in the area of collections management. The C3 fills this vital niche: delivering collections-focused courses on a real campus, with real museums, with real museum professionals as instructors to museum professionals at any state of their career who are not interested in returning to full-time graduate studies, but who recognize the importance of continued professional development given the growing demands of the museum professions."

Dr. W. Warner Wood
Associate Professor of Anthropology
Museum Studies Graduate Certificate Program Coordinator

"There is a profound need in the Preservation/Conservation and Archives communities for a well-run program to provide professional training, at all levels, for individuals working in cultural institutions with collections. That such a program is being offered by Beloit College, a highly regarded liberal arts college, is very encouraging. The Logan Museum of Anthropology and the Wright Museum of Art will be real life assets to the students, and the setting of the campus a bucolic reprieve that will enhance the learning process."

Christine Conniff-O'Shea
Assistant Conservator for Matting and Framing
Art Institute of Chicago

"This is a perfect fit for the Beloit College community, the American public, and the international community of historic preservation organizations."

Dr. Gary J. Laughlin
Executive Director
McCrone Research Institute