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Eleven in-person courses confirmed to run!

Spots are still available in Care of Metals, Care of Photographs, Mount Making, Packing Artwork for Transit, and Introduction to Paper Conservation. Register now to secure your spot!

Having fun making mounts for collections objects.

Online Courses (2023)

Online classes offer the live-interaction of a traditional class and opportunities to engage with other participants. Join us online and enjoy greater flexibility and convenience, all while building your knowledge and professional network.

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In-Person Courses (2023)

In-person classes resumed in summer 2022. The full 2023 in-person course scheduled will be posted in September, so check back to get a head start on planning your professional development.

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Course Levels

Center for Collections Care courses meet beginner, intermediate, and advanced training needs. Each class is identified as either Level 1, 2, or 3. Level 1 knowledge and skills are  expected of those applying for intermediate and advanced level courses.

  • Beginner (Level 1): basic understanding of agents of deterioration, preventive care, and object handling; ideal for emerging professionals or those with no formal training.
  • Intermediate (Level 2): performs preventive care tasks (collection housing, environmental monitoring, labeling, packing/moving/transport, condition reporting/survey, pest management, object photography, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, exhibit preparation, surface cleaning, etc.); ideal for practicing professionals in need of new knowledge and skills.
  • Advanced (Level 3): performs stabilization techniques/treatments (paper repair, adhesive removal, textile stabilization, instrumental analysis, etc.); ideal for advanced professionals who want to build on a foundation of intermediate-level knowledge and training.

If you are unsure what level is the best fit for you, please contact the faculty director, Nicolette Meister ( for informal advising.

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