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2022 COURSE SCHEDULE - REGISTRATION OPEN!
We’re getting back to in-person. Safely. Beloit College draws on a track record of success in keeping our community safe. With vaccines encouraged and widely available, we are planning to offer Center for Collections Care courses in-person in summer 2022.
However, changing conditions due to COVID-19 and its variants require that we continue to review and adjust our policies. We will take precautions as they become necessary, which may include course cancellations. In the event Beloit College cancels a course, participants will receive a full refund. See our Cancellation Policy for details.
Online Courses (2022)
While we may not be able to welcome you to campus right now, learning and networking opportunities continue online. Join us for our first online course in July. Full scholarships are available!
In-Person Courses (2022)
We look forward to resuming in-person learning next summer. 2022 classes will be posted in September, so check back to get a head start on planning your professional development.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for informal advising.